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Thursday July the 5th 1781.

Thursday July the 5th 1781.

This morning I went to see when the boats go for Utrecht. Mr. Dana and Mr. Thaxter din’d at Mr. Sigourney’s; I din’d at home. After dinner went to see Mr. Greaves; but found only Mr. Brailsford at home; I stay’d there but a little time, and went for Kaa’s; in the way I met Mr. Greaves and Captn. Henzel; and went to take a walk with them out of the Haerlem Porte and down along upon the Dyke; as we were returning we stopp’d at the third Bible to see Captn. Cazneau. When we had got to the first bible I went in to see Mr. Bordly. I got home at about half past ten.

From Addison’s Poems Chapter 13th. HORACE. Ode 3d. Book 3d.1

1The first seventy lines of Addison’s translation of Horace’s Ode III, Book III, fill the next three and three-quarter pages in the Diary (Joseph Addison, The Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose . . ., 3 vols., London, 1766, 1:156–159, in JA’s Library at MB).

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