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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 156, August 15, 1860

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Identifier: DX02754574

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 156, August 15, 1860

Description: Describes spending a day riding with Sally Edwards at Grafton, New York.

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Another Ride with Sally Edwards.

horseback with Sally. This time took the road opposite the Grafton House, which proved to unusually hilly and stony. The two young horses were brisk and inclined to shying, once or twice violently so; at a pile of carpenters shavings mine shied and plunged and tried going off at a gallop to such an extent that I prided myself, first on keeping my saddle and presently on subduing my horse. Subsequent to his bit of Rarey practice we retraced our steps and struck into a wilder road which led us through a bit of forest, over a rotten and dank plank-pathway and anon out across an open, stony hill side where cows and a horse were feeding and where the track was scarcely perceptible. Persevering, we struck down a green, wet lane with rocks and puddles under our horses’ feet and trees and undergrowth on either side, overhead the sun burning hotly but not unwelcomely. This lane at length terminated in a gate and a hill side, preventing further progress. Retracing our steps, I dismounted and for twenty minutes busied myself in gathering handfuls of the wet, rain-washed raspberries that grew profusely on the bushes, handing them to my companion, who held the horses, sitting in her saddle. They, too, emulated our example, munching freely. The taste of the berries has been

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Horses
Leisure
Nature

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