Morning at home, Ben Jonson, assorting Newspapers, letter to Richardson,1 evening at home.
Morning at home, Ben Jonson, Horace, Church, Mr. Hawley, dull, evening, conversation with my father.
Morning at home, Montesquieu, finish Ben Jonson, Horace, evening, walk with my father, visit Mr. Frye, Mary.
November. 1825. Tuesday. I. IX.
Morning at home, Montesquieu, Esprit des Lois, Horace, dinner party at Mrs. Pleasonton’s, Miss Ramsays, Mr. Weed, Thomas, Randall, evening at home.
Morning at home, Montesquieu, Horace, Beaumont and Fletcher,1 letter from George,2 evening, walk.
1. The Stone Library contains a three-volume set of the Dramatic Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, London, 1811.
Morning at home, finish Montesquieu, Beaumont and Fletcher, evening, visit to my Uncle T. B. Johnson, conversation.
Morning at home, Reeves’ History of the English Law,1 Beaumont and Fletcher, Horace, my mother arrives, bad spirits, John, conversation.
1. JA’s copy of John Reeves, History of the English Law, from the Time of the Saxons, 2d edn., 4 vols., London, 1787, with CFA’s bookplate in the first two volumes, is in the Boston Public Library (Catalogue of JA’s Library, p. 209).
Morning at home, bath, Beaumont and Fletcher, Horace, evening, visits, my Uncle T. B. Johnson, Mrs. W. S. Smith.