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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 113, June 7-9, 1851

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Identifier: DX01024034

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 113, June 7-9, 1851

Description: Comments on his conversation with Miss Brown.

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incidentally of the Browns and Charley [Brown], of how folks wed a little provocation here, and of Friendship, and Love. [words crossed out] She, reserve thrown down spake as women should gracefully and sensibly. “The General” leaving, I left also; bidding pleasant adieux to both ladies. [words crossed out] It was a pleasant evening. [words crossed out] Nothing in this wide world is there I do so honor and love and reverence as a true, feminine-hearted woman; nothing so worthy of all worship and pure thought. It is a privilege to look on one, and thus get out of your own common-place humanity. And Beauty, whether of form or face, what an influence has it, even when grosser thought be held in check, how overpoweringly it appeals to the senses; how intensely one worships it. / [words crossed out]

8. Sunday. Drawing, unwell, matagrabolized and a dismal dull day. Don’t like drawing on Sundays, yet must do something. Dillon [Mapother] called in the morning. Evening, with him at (Mr [Henry] Hart to [E.H.] Chapin’s. Sermon on the text “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

9. Monday. Drawing during the morning. Mr Hart sitting with me an hour or so. Afternoon to [168] Duane Street, where after sitting till near on 3, with Dillon & Mr Hart, the sound of approaching music indicated the coming of the firemen, on their first general parade, and soon their red shirts were spied gleaming through the trees. The street was lined with holiday spectators, windows thronged also. Firstly after a band of music came the men from

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1851-06-07

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Drawing
Fire fighters
Diaries
Parades
Religion
Sermons
Women

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