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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 130, May 30, 1852

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Identifier: DX01116956

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 130, May 30, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to William Roberts.


shaded front parlour, through the outer green blinds of which the hot bright sunlight peeped quietly in, I read [William] Cowper, and waited. Presently he [William Roberts] came, very much the worse for an overnight’s debauch, in which, Wurzbach, [Alfred] Waud &c had been sharers. According to Roberts, they had been whist playing, champagne drinking & travelling twixt tavern & tavern “till some four in the morning, all getting infernally drunk. [words crossed out] Suggested a days Staten-Islanding to Roberts & he agreed, swearing he wouldnt touch another glass of liquor in his life. Presently in came one Corbett, acquaintance of Roberts, a self willed Britisher, who cursed a great deal too much and had a decided desire to have his own way. Roberts acquainting him with our notion, he proposed a sail boat & half a dozen others — ending of course on a debauch. Negatived it very coolly for my part. He left, & after dining with

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-05-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Whist
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Books and reading


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