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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 72, March 30, 1852

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Identifier: DX01106588

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 72, March 30, 1852

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


to use her [Elizabeth I’s] own words — “there was but one Mistress, and No Master.” Tyranny there was but tyranny of such a woman was better than that of the Pedant, Coward and Fool James the First, her successor. (He was characterized as having a “slobbering mouth and coarse broad accent.”) Of the struggles with the Parliament through his unquiet reign, of the growing discontent of the people. Then how Charles [I] succeeding, who with a better nature and morals yet held as high an idea of kingly rule and supremacy, attempted to overawe and check the Commons. Of the stormy debates, of the king’s Faithlessness, imposts and tyranny. Then to the subject of the lecture — [John] Hampden — his quiet and comparatively obscure early life — his studying at Magdalen College Oxford — his legal

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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