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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 71, March 30, 1852

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Identifier: DX01106118

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 71, March 30, 1852

Description: Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.


The building was filled, spite of all the wet weather. Commencing with some remarks of general adaptation, how the history of great questions is that of the actors and originators of them; — how though sterner and perhaps less scrupulous natures may press in and deface or alter, that the idea still smacks of the first Thinkers of it, he [E.H. Chapin] went to the rise of Popular Freedom in England. That the Norman conquest was not wholly one — in this, that never were the Barons of William or their descendants able to place the citizen so completely at their feet as on the Continent. That the Commons had their rights, held to them, and gained still more — finally the great principle that taxation should not be arbitrarily levied, but only with their concurrence. Of the times that preceded the English Revolution. Elizabeth he characterized as “every inch a King.” That

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-03-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Lectures and lecturing


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