Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 70, Text 21

SB 10.70.21

tatrahur brahmanah kecid
 asina brahma-vadinah
purvesam punya-yasasam
 rajñam cakathayan kathah
 
Translation: 
 
Some brahmanas sitting in that assembly hall would fluently chant Vedic mantras, while others recounted stories of past kings of pious renown.