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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 133, June 30-July 1, 1850

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Identifier: DX09464215

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 133, June 30-July 1, 1850

Description: Describes the contents of an Edward Thompson Taylor sermon.

Transcription:

Then an extemporary prayer — another hymn, then sermon. He did not pace about with the Bible under his arm, (as described in [Charles] Dickens’ book — I hope that description hasn’t broke him of the habit;) but he rapped the book, strode up and down, and used sea-terms in a quaint energetic way. Speaking of our ignorance of a Future state of being. “Well then! What do you want them to peep and pry, look round the corner for? Eh? Hasn’t God given you enough? More than enough! He keeps pouring on, pouring on — There’s not one crevice in the store room, but is filled up chock, block and belay with God’s goodness!” And again “It’s the law that those who won’t work shan’t Eat. Shan’t! Not but there’s some who do eat without working, — but they do it against law — theyre thieves — scoundrels, rascals! And Beloved they’ll be tried for it: yes! They will!” / This man, is I am sure calculated to do much good among those who are his hearers, and whose spiritual welfare he has earnestly at heart. / Evening another Roxbury walk, countless stars pinnacling the canopy above.

July

1. Monday. To J B Halls, where after waiting some time he came. Promised to send the blocks round — and didn’t do it. In the afternoon Mr Sampson called, about making drawing for back of book-cover. Evening, brief walk, rain driving me in doors,

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1850-06-30

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Clergy
Books and reading
Religion
Sermons

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