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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 37, October 3-6, 1849

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Identifier: DX08937037

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 37, October 3-6, 1849

Description: Includes an unfinished poem he wrote about Mary Bilton.

Transcription:

She’ll yet be thine — that dear belief held ever

Still cherish that religion of thy heart:

She’ll yet be thine! Oh God, I pray thee, never

From my sad bosom let that hope depart.

Still let me hope, and hoping, meet dull sorrow

With a calm smile, and from unshaken mind;

Strong in the faith that some forthcoming morrow

Unchanging Love its recompense shall find.

Mine, mine!” fast throng the tears into mine eyes

At thought how that sweet hope in hours gone by

Tinted any day dreams, and upround me rise

Shades of the past; — the sweet, sad memory

Of my boy love. A very heaven to me

It was upon her angel face to gaze

Or musing in delicious reverie,

[line crossed out]

As homewards from her, I’ll my steps retrace.

/ Verily if the Halting Devil of world kenning Alain Rene Le Sage had unroofed No 79 York Street Jersey City on the night of Saturday the 6th of October, 1848, he through the driving rain and blustering wind would have beheld enough to make his devilship laugh. In one room stands b’hoy Ben [Haun] in his shirt and a most dramatic position, right arm extended; —

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-10-06

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Poetry
Women
Courtship

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