This forenoon I went to the English Library and took out the 2 last volumes of Clarissa and Nichols’s collection of Poems.1 In the afternoon I wrote a letter to Mr. Thaxter in Holland.2 Mr. D. wrote to my Father.3 Windy Rainy weather. Finish’d Cicero’s oration pro Milone.
1. John Nichols, A Select Collection of Poems: With Notes, Biographical and Historical, 8 vols., London, 1780–1782. JQA copied several of the poems into his small commonplace books at this time (M/JQA/24, 26, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel Nos. 219, 221).