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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0003-0001-0003

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1788-01-03

3d.

Pass'd the evening at Little's in Newbury. A Mr. Coffin, who graduated two years ago, at Harvard, was there. We spent our time in sociable chat, and in singing; not such unmeaning, insignificant songs, as those with which we killed our time last evening; but good, jovial, expressive songs such as we sung at College, “when mirth and jollity prevail'd.” One evening of this kind gives me more real satisfaction than fifty pass'd in a company of girls. (I beg their pardon.)