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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 84, February 1-4, 1850

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Identifier: DX08756308

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 84, February 1-4, 1850

Description: Discusses his work and attending a lecture on Faust.



1. Friday. “Mose [among the Britishers],” and that not so industriously as in the other days. In the evening, April-like afternoon went to the Post Office with letter for M [Mary Bilton]. And returning called in at Warren Butler’s, but did not find him.

2. Saturday. “Mose.” Evening, a dreary walk about divers dirty, disreputable-looking streets hereabouts.

3. Sunday. Reading, [Percy Bysshe] Shelley, [Tobias] Smollett and the Vicar of Wakefield . Fire lit, relit and extinct perseveringly. Night, a walk to Christopher Street: Joe [Greatbatch] there, having returned on Monday last. Says he’s weak, rheumatic, limbs swelled &c.

4. Monday. “Mose,” — Busy as a fiend all day, spite of headache, indigestion and legions of blue devils. / Can’t forgive that abominable bell down at airs. When too dusk to draw, I had lain down on bed, sombre musing, the heat of the fire sent me to the land of dreams. I had returned — had my arms round her waist and was speaking — when “Jangle! Jangle, crash! smash — smash!” — bell ringing for supper! Which did this dream issue from — the Ivory & Horn gate ? / Remained indoors till 8, expecting [Bill] Collinson and Hughie [Muir], then went to the Clinton Hall. Park Godwin on [Johann Wolfgang von] Goethe — A careful, though somewhat condensed analyas of Wilhelm Meister and the Faust. Of the latter the complete whole of First and Second parts ably manifested.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-02-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading
Lectures and lecturing


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