2. CFA’s own set of William Shakespeare’s Dramatic Works, 12
vols., London, 1820, is in the Stone Library at the Adams National Historical Site
in Quincy, as are six other copies of Shakespeare’s plays. Miscellaneous volumes
of three editions of the dramatist’s Works are among JA’s
books in the Boston Public Library (Catalogue of JA’s Library, p. 226).
Arise, go to School, hair dresser. Greek grammar, and Minora, return, evening
lesson from Cardelli.1
1. That is, a drawing lesson. Presumably CFA’s teacher was Pietro
Cardelli (d. 1822), who had executed a bust of JQA in 1818 and did
decorative carving on the Capitol. See JQA, Diary,
1818–1819, and his correspondence with Cardelli in Adams
Papers; Groce and Wallace, Dict.
Amer. Artists. There is some question, however, whether there was
not a second artist named Cardelli at work in Washington at this time.
Arise, go to School. Cicero’s Oration against Catiline and Minora, return. Evening,
usual party,1 Mr. de Neuville.2
1. While JQA was Secretary of State, LCA received at weekly (later fortnightly) tea
parties, invariably held on Tuesday (see entry for 28 Dec.
1823, below). Usually attended by fifty to one hundred persons, the
parties were sometimes enlivened by music and dancing. See JQA’s Diary for a
faithful record of the gatherings; also Bemis, JQA, 1:274.