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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0006-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-06-11

Monday June 11th.

I spent the day at home very quietly indeed. Nothing of any kind happened which could be considered remarkable. In the evening after a ride, we went to hear Mrs. Knight sing.1 She gave a Concert this evening which was not much attended. I like her particular style of singing although I cannot admire her voice nor the character of her style. That is to say, I do not think mere ballad singing any very remarkable standard of music. Returned early.
1. The English vocalist, Mrs. Edward Knight, formerly Mary Ann Povey, who had made her American debut in 1826 (Ireland, Records of the N.Y. Stage, 1:511).