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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 15, January 18, 1852

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Identifier: DX01082741

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 15, January 18, 1852

Description: Describes an evening spent with Charles Moorhouse and others in their boarding house.

Transcription:

afternoon [Charley] Moorhouse came up, to invite me to his room, and about 4 I descended. He, [Bill] Reynolds, Bland, [James P.] Nagle, and more two others there. Singing with piano forte accompaniment, national songs &c, with imbibition and fumigation to any extent. The little shrewd pleasant-voiced boy, Bland’s son sang several songs, being held by the hands the while, inasmuch as he twisted and writhed in most strange fashion, the which I found to be owing to Saint Vitus’s dance. / How well the players are described in Gil Blas. Moorhouse sang songs at a great rate and made speeches. / Bland found out the passage in [William] Shakspeare wherein that Mosey word “muss” is to be found. It is in Antony and Cleopatra. / Some of em played Whist, and them Poker. I looked on.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1852-01-18

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Card games
Whist
Diaries
Songs
Plays
Poker

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