Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Friday the 15th of September 1780. JQA Friday the 15th of September 1780. Adams, John Quincy
Friday the 15th of September 1780.

Nothing Remarkable to day.

Reading a Volume of the Tatler I found something which I will copy.1


On the following six and one-half pages in his Diary JQA set down an allegory, with several omissions, about Hercules' being courted by virtue and pleasure, from The Tatler No. 97, originally published on 22 Nov. 1709, which he later cites as “Tatler. Vol. 2d. Page, 82, 83, 84, and 85.” If, as it seems reasonable to assume, JQA was using the four-volume 1728 edition of The Tatler, which his father gave to him and CA presumably on the following day ( Catalogue of JQA's Books ), the citation was miscopied, as it appears there at 2:282–285.