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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 73, March 30, 1852

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Identifier: DX01107059

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 73, March 30, 1852

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

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profession. Of the Influence and Regard he [John Hampden] was held in. His moderation, religion and earnestness of purpose. Of the Import of Ship-money, and his contest with Charles [I]. His defeat yet triumph. Then of the Wars, and his counsel that events should be briskly proceeded with. Of his Death. Then, generally of the man’s good, frank, brave, liberty loving nature, no demagogue, or mere zealot, untrustable creature of impulse, but a thinking, sober man. Akin to [George] Washington. Of his fore knowledge of men. Speaking of [Oliver] Cromwell. “If we come to avar with the King (which God forbid) that Sloven will be the greatest man in England”

Applying the subject to this and all times, the lecturer showed how good it was to refresh ourselves by the example of these men, — that we may have faith and love to animate us. That

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-03-30

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Lectures and lecturing

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