Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Wednesday 20th.

22. IX:40.

Thursday 21st.<a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DCA02d534n1" class="note" id="DCA02d534n1a">1</a> CFA


Thursday 21st. CFA
Thursday 21st.1

A ball and Supper at Mr. Vaughan’s. I don’t know what got into me but I resolved to stay it out. And it was near twelve o’clock before I came home. Not that the ball was very extraordinarily agreeable but that I was in the whim. Saw Wyer. Have I mentioned him before? What a queer genial Paul Pry in real life. A most diverting animal when one is entirely at leisure to hear him. But sometimes a little of a bore. Not so this night however.2


In the morning CFA read Voltaire and Spenser and visited T. Clay, probably Thomas H. Clay, son of the Secretary of State (D/CFA/1).


Edward Wyer was noted for his love of gossip (E. F. Ellet, The Court Circles of the Republic, Hartford, 1869, p. 129).