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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 231, June 27, 1853

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Identifier: DX01292465

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 231, June 27, 1853

Description: Comments on human nature and the afterlife.


aspirings and sorrows shall be dim and distant as da to us the days of Egypt’s Pharoahs; what lonely fellow may not do as I do, now? O Human Creatures, ever the same, weak and erring, but most divine; meet is it that we should pity, should sympathize with, should Love One Another! Meet is it that we should Not judge one Another hardly, — that we should try to do unto Others as we would they should do unto Us.

Shall I know Lotty [Kidder] in another World? In what Strange cyle cycle of spirit life shall I be given to know through I-know-not-what sense or intuition that this is a human Soul I knew right well, and thought somewhat off, on that earth; drifting together as we did a space?

[Thomas] De Quincy says, and, I know truly, a most awful thing, That We Forget Nothing. Only a cloud of circumstances overlay and blur it out awhile. And persons’ resuscitated from drowning| have had all the acts of their life lives pass before them, like one Eternal, Instantaneous Panorama. Who can think of this without awe? Who would’nt shirk it if he could? Every one’s experience confirms this. An accidental word, a scent, a look will bring up, vivid and clearly defined some long forgotten incident. Then the

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Dates: 1853-06-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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