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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 5, 1857-1858

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Identifier: DX03405746

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 5, 1857-1858

Description: Includes a quote from ''Bozzy's Johnson'' regarding keeping journals.

Transcription:

“He recommended me to keep a journal of my life, full and unreserved. x x He counseled me to keep it private, and said I might surely have a friend who would burn it in case of my death. x x I mentioned that I was afraid I put into my journal too many little incidents. [Samuel] Johnson. ‘There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man!”

Bozzy’s Johnson [James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson].

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-1858

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Boswell, James, 1740-1795

Subjects: Diaries

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