Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Tuesday Decr. 2d.

Saturday. Decr. 6th. 1783.

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Friday Decr. 5th. 1783.

In the evening I went to the Covent Garden Theatre, and saw the Merchant of Venice, with Love a la Mode;1 a young Lady appeared for the first Time she play'd upon any Stage in the part of Portia.


Love à la Mode, London, 1793, by Charles Macklin, first produced in 1760 ( Biographia Dramatica ; Hogan, ed., London Stage, 1660–1800 ).