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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 131, May 30, 1852

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Identifier: DX01117428

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 131, May 30, 1852

Description: Describes a trip to Staten Island with William Roberts.

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[William] Roberts we set off together As lovely a day as ever made lover or poet’s heart throb with gladness. A fresh breeze, ever present sunlight & blue sky. The boat crowded.Arrived, (at another port than when with [William] Barth,) a long lane passed, we enter the domain of “the Pagoda”, occupied by two of [Alfred] Swintons brothers. There, sitting on the Piazza, trees all around, and holiday groups, we imbibed “lemon soda” &c and had a contemplative smoke. Saw the paternal Swinton. Two hours or more having passed away, we wandered through the copse and wood at the rear of the building, some times hearing the chatter of a squirrel on the top of the tall trees; sometimes coming upon a little bright pool of water, still and quiet, where the verdure of the surrounding trees would be mirrored with deeper and more surpassing richness than above, and the intense, un-paintable azure of heaven [word crossed out]

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-05-30

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Leisure
Nature

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