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12. Sunday. Joe becameth an inmate of my room, having ousted
Bryant, not to my felicitation.   For a relative can be disagreable 
sans check, whereas strangers are always on best behaviour to each
other.  / 	A sunny breezy walk to the Battery with him,
from where we cross to Brooklyn, and pass the morn in a trolling
hither and thither.  A godly view of the Knickerbockian capital  
the Narrows, sea, sky and civilization   all beautiful,) from
the  Heights .    Return, dine, afternoon siesta, and evening at
the Universalist Chapel with Hart, to hear Chepin. As is wont of an Evening his
discourse was more of a lecture than Sermon. Text  Great is Diana
of the Ephesians!  A fine, manly, denunciation of the mob-spirit, which
was this last week insulted, broken up and ended the Abolitionists meeting.
Firstly how a Mob ever behave as did the mob of Ephesus   how there
are ever Demetrius puppet-wire-pullers, and self and mammon the
root of all. That Respect for Union &c and Fourth of July   Star-
splangled Banner mouthings translated truly from Southern Slave-holder
dialect mean dollars and Cotton bales.  Of the danger of the Rowdy-spirit
and of its especial mischief in Democracy, there being no remedy, save in
the prompt and instantaneous rebuke of all honest men, whatever
may be their individual opinion. 	The finale was eloquent and
Christian. That truth is Eternal and not to be checked or
bayed out of other course. Ephesus is no more. Olympian Jove has
 forgone his wanted seat    all has vanished   and the creed preached
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and fourteen
Description:Discusses Joe becoming his new roommate and attending a sermon by Chapin with Mr. Hart.
Date:1850-05-12
Subject:Abolition; Boardinghouses; Bryant; Chapin, E.H.; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lectures and lecturing; Mobs; Religion; Sermons
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.