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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 79, October 26-29, 1852

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Identifier: DX01211949

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 79, October 26-29, 1852

Description: Comments on death.


the time comes, I pray that I may have some loving face beside me, to close my eyes in their last glance at this world.

27. Wednesday. Down town, to Bunnell’s, the Lantern Office, Engravers, & Post Office. Returned, drawing hard till dinner time. Dined, then to Lantern Office — [John] Brougham, [Thomas] Powell & [Charles Bailey] Seymour — Got $5 on account. To room again, & drawing till 6. Reading, [Charles] Dicken’s “[Christmas] Carol” again. [word crossed out] Shall I ever forget the first time I read it? [words crossed out] / Out to Shelleys for supper, returned by 8 1/2. It’s a chill wintry night, — I feel very lonely just now, — the very clock seems to tick sorrowfully. Wherefore I think I’ll e’en go to bed and muse my self to sleep.

28. Thursday. Putting stove up, drawing &c. Down town by 3 or so, at Lockingtons & [Edwin A.] Weed’s. Post Office &c. A walk on the Battery afterwards. Returned to room [290 Broadway]. Davis called, & then [Alfred] Waud. Stayed till 8 1/2, then all to the Battery, there to witness a display of fireworks, which was well done.

29. Friday. Drawing. Field the Artist called. Wanted to sell one of his books, [Paul] Gavarni sketches. He suffering awfully from a sort of tic doloreux, and desirous of rousing the money to employ dentist’s and to “destroy his nerves” of his teeth. So

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Books and reading
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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