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    From: Adams Papers | Diary and Autobiography of John Adams | Volume 1 | [1759] | [Diary narrative]

    1[Spring 1759.] (Adams Papers)
    The Road is walled on each side with a Grove of Trees. The stillness, silence, and the uniformity of the Prospect puts the Mind into a stirring, thoughtful Mood. But the Reflections that are made in a Grove, are forgotten in the Town, and the Man who resembles a saint in his Thoughts in the first, shall resemble a Devil in his Actions in the last. In such silent scenes, as riding or walking...