1. Titlepage for D/JQA/11, covering the inclusive dates inscribed. The top line on this
page is written in an earlier hand, presumably the date on which he purchased the
blank Diary book. This same inscription appears on the top of titlepages of D/JQA/10
and 12, which are identical 380-page leather-bound books, all measuring 4¼″ × 6¾″.
2. “Time slips away, and we grow old with silent lapse of years; there is no bridle that
can curb the flying days,” Fasti, Bk. VI, lines 771–772 (Opera, 5 vols., London, 1745, 1:, at MQA; Publii Ovidii Nasonis Fastorum Libri Sex, transl. Sir James George Frazer, 5 vols., London, 1929, 1:352–353). JQA purchased his own edition of Ovid, cited above, on 15 March 1785.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.