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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 92, April 18, 1852

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Identifier: DX01124526

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 92, April 18, 1852

Description: Gives his thoughts on attending church.

Transcription:

[Lockington] who chanced to be there. Subsequently we went to a tavern nigh Thames Street, where sitting by a big fire place we took a cigar and toddy. It might have been cosy, but heavy footed waiters, horribly wide awake boys and homeless looking men were about, and the former made a thoroughfare twixt us and the fire. I felt drowily dreary. But the rain came slowly down — the fire was not in mine own solitary room [290 Broadway]. At about 5 to [174] Mulberry street. Supped there, then with Joe [Greatbatch] to hear one of [E.H.] Chapins sermons. Apart from the excellence of it I like the feeling of being in Church. I like to listen to the organ, letting the mind float back to old times, old pure thoughts and inklings of Life, Death, and Immortality. I feel childlike, happier and better, not such a worldling.

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-04-18

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Religion
Sermons
Bars (Drinking establishments)

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