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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 169, March 15-18, 1853

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Identifier: DX01256639

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 169, March 15-18, 1853

Description: Comments briefly on Thomas Carlyle's book, Life of Sterling.


Life of Sterling. What a beautiful picture of a human soul it is. And what a rich, loving, appreciative heart the sombre old growler, the inflexible [Thomas] Carlyle has, after all. / Why I’d like to know what church can show me a saint like Albert Samson?

I want Sartor Resartus horribly. Haven’t read it since I did in Banbury hay fields. Must get it & [Michel de] Montaigne.

16. Wednesday. Down town with Picayune blocks. A call at [Edwin A.] Weeds, then to room. Drawing all the afternoon, and till 9. Then a little scoring up this diarizing, and reading Montaigne & Elizabeth Browning.

17. Thursday. Stirred out but for meals all day. Drawing till 10. Being Saint Patrick’s day, great parading and music playing down Broadway by Irishmen in honor of their Scottish-born saint. [Charles] Welden called in the earlier part of the evening, staying however but short time. Reading Browning.

18. Friday. To Picayune Office, Wells & Webbs & then Lantern Office. [John] Brougham there, bothered and matagrabolized, having all the business on his hands; [Thomas] Powell being laid up with a broken ancle [ankle]. To Post Office, then to room. Drawing till 10, then walked down to Fulton Street expecting to find the folks there. Only Holcomb & the Frenchman Baudoin; with whom I talked awhile,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-03-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Parades
Books and reading
Saint Patrick's Day


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