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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0001-0006-0014

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1786-07-14

14th.

Gunning all the forenoon. Received this afternoon several Pamphlets,1 from my Sister. Read the heiress;2 a good play; much more regular, and more chaste, than those that are acted on the English stage generally are.
1. Neither found nor identified except, presumably, The Heiress, mentioned in note 2 (below).
2. London, 1786, a comedy in five acts by John Burgoyne, the defeated British general turned playwright. The Heiress met with enthusiastic popular success and went through ten editions in a year (James Lunt, John Burgoyne of Saratoga, N.Y., 1975, P. 324).