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that many believe who could not (who can?) tell the detail why
and wherefore. Women and poor fishermen heard Him gladly   albeit
they could not find reply to Pharisee objections. For His Preaching
was to the Heart and the Affections, from which sprung all good. The
intellectual Greeks  reply  We will hear thee again of this matter  to
the great apostle. /    That as all admit a God (the veriest savage)
and a Future spirit existence   (^|facts| not arrived at by intellectual reason-
ings   but innate in the Heart.)   so do we admit the duality of Jesus.
That there should nevertheless be no Compromisings   that Christians
should come together more, so that the Sectarian taxes should be scattered to
the Winds.    That in this Nineteenth Century all the verge towards this
Universal and Catholic Faith.  And that in this sense the prayer
had been answered.  That as  by their works ye shall know them , the 
Christian could not be shut out from the belief that such men as Pascal
Jeremy Taylor, Fevelan were  with him .  That we had Christians
of all Kinds abroad in the world, Peters, eager and foremost, Johns
full of intense love, Pauls bold and trumpet voiced   and that
though differing  they were yet one.     Most guarded was the Preacher 
too that he might not run across the frail barrier which divides truth
from error.    Most practical too, pointing out to all that they
must be like Him, their master, in Heart like him to be Christians,
and that in no way could they better shew this than in their daily
life and converse with others.
  6. Monday.  Drawing on the Abbotsian subject. A note from 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Continues commenting on the sermon he heard in a Unitarian Church.
Date:1850-05-05
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Religion; Sermons; Unitarians
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-two volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.