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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 44, October 24-29, 1849

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Identifier: DX08966633

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 44, October 24-29, 1849

Description: Comments on Alphonse de Lamartine's history of the French Revolution.

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in the afternoon.

[25. Thursday through 26. Friday] At work on the tract still. Did not stir out, save for a bit of a walk in the morning of one day, and the evening of the other. Backgammon and books, divertisements. / [Alphonse de] Lamartine’s History of the Revolution of which he was, most certainly, the hero. Most nobly begun was it. Alas! alas! when will the peoples be wise enough to preserve, as well as fight for Liberty, — and when will the “Knaves and dastards ” that are now uppermost in Fair France sink to their true level. God speed the time.

27. Saturday. To New York in the afternoon — to the “Bubble Office” where I saw Messrs Brougham and Talman, the Editors. Then to the American Missionary Society — saw Mr. [Robert] Roberts’ brother in law — also the old gentleman I met there before, when I first met Mrs Washburn. [Benjamin F.] Childs is coming there for a Season, in place of poor Mr R.

28. Sunday. Book rummaging — then a walk, smoke and read up Bergen-wards, on the rocks. Back to dinner — and reading the rest of the day. [Jabez] Wing and cronies out fishing off Communipaw.

29. Monday. To New York. First to a place in answer to an advertisement. (supplied.) Then to Bobbett and Edmonds, with a block I purchased at Wells & Webb, in exchange for

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1849-10-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Books and reading
French Revolution
Backgammon
Business
Publishers and publishing
Fishing
Leisure

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