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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 73, January 2-8, 1850

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Identifier: DX08714543

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 73, January 2-8, 1850

Description: Comments on his respect for John Hampden, and mentions drawing pictures for Mose among the Britishers and writing stories.


known in those days — Mammon hath almost killed it now-a-days. A [John] Hampden would be belied and caricatured now. Hampden — noble, noble, English name, dying for thy country and praying for it with thy last breath, should not thy countrymen cherish and honour thy name even as these Republicans of half a century do their [George] Washington. That Englishmen might live with thought’s like this — “the Lord Falkland had of late been a changed man, his gentle Spirit and quick feelings so distressed him, that he could not sleepe, and would ofte sit long in silence, at times uttering with deep sighs the words “Peace — Peace” — and would say to his friends The very agony of the Warre, and the sight of the Calamities and desolation the Kingdom did and must endure would shortly break his Hearte” — He was considered to have sought his deathe — ” Brave and gentle heart, God’s blessing rest on and hallow thy Memory! / Letter from [Jabez] Wing, to day, descriptive of life down east

[3. Thursday through 5. Saturday] “Mose [among the Britishers].” and scribbling a little. “Mose” each day. Tale scribbling in the evenings. Not at all well, stiff neck, belly ache, and throat as if I had swallowed a lively hedgehog and a dozen small-tooth combs.

6. Sunday. Bit of a walk Bergen-wards with Hughie [Muir] in the morning. Afternoon reading. Evening wrote to Wing.

[7. Monday through 8. Tuesday] “Mose” during day light. At night scribbling. Commenced “Revelations of New York.” Rather

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-01-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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