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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 95, March 15-20, 1850

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Identifier: DX09299732

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 95, March 15-20, 1850

Description: Discusses his friendship with Bridgens and their conversation about near-death escapes.

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[15. Friday through 16. Saturday] “Mose [among the Britishers]” sans intermission. Indigestion and irritable desire to get them done, and the $100, to any amount. Intimacy with Bridgens increasing: — the fellow has unquestionably talent artistic and architectural. Joe called [Greatbatch] on Saturday night. [words crossed out]

17. Sunday. Drawing in the morning — against my will. Not that I think Deity hath put a vote against it, but that the one day of seven should be devoted to ease and relaxation. Bridgens present from the afternoon, downwards. Talk i'the evening of Parisian life, of Suicide, of hair-breadth ‘scapes from death in various shapes — of which he hath experienced his share. He has lived and experienced much, and

“An thy heart be as good as thy hand

Thou art better than Robyn Hood.”

He narrateth how he was drowned in the Loire. How again in a West Indian river, his foot entangled in tree at the bottom, — how nigh drifting out to the Spanish Main, in sailing boat; how the tide came up drowning his horse, and not him.

[18. Monday through 20. Wednesday] “Mose” from 8 in the morn till 11 at night. Internal corporeal commotions, head-aches, pill-taking, — wretched. Bridgens intermittingly present. On Wednesday he leaves for Lowell and Boston, somewhat unexpectedly. Promises to cor-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1850-03-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Architects
Suicide
Death
Loire River (France)
Drowning
Horses

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