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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 97, April 25, 1852

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Identifier: DX01126897

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 97, April 25, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Mr. Charles at Hoboken.

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a spacious, well furnished basement, a cheerful fire burning, and decanters on table. Mr Charles and a young fellow there only, the latter of whom left soon. So I took a cigar and a glass of madeira, and talked awhile, then at his suggestion accompanied him out for a drive in a chaise of his possessing, — the horse a comfortable fast trotting fellow yclept Jack. Through and around Hoboken, Durham, and Bergen — a pleasant ride surely. The trees looked bare and brown, few buds and fewer leaves, but all had its peculiar beauty. Sometimes we’d skirt the rock path, looking down across flat marsh or thicket on to the broad Hudson, — sometimes in land, passing through quiet thickets, where the tall bare copsewood margined the way, in dim, hazy, brown, sombre beauty. Some-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-04-25

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Horses
Leisure
Nature
Dwellings
Trees
Spring

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