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Then an extemporary prayer   another hymn, then sermon.  He
did not pace about with the Bible under his arm, (as described
in Dickens  book   I hope that description hasn t broke him of the 
habit;) but he rapped the book, strode up and down, and used sea-
terms in a quaint energetic way.    Speaking of our ignorance of
a Future state of being.    Well then!  What do you want them to peep
and pry, look round the corner for?   Eh? Hasn t God given you
enough?   More than enough!   He keeps pouring on, pouring on  
There s not one crevice in the store room, but is filled up chock,
block and belay with God s goodness! 	And again  It s the
law that those who won t work shan t Eat.    Shan t!   Not but
there s some who do eat without working,   but they do it against
law   theyre thieves   scoundrels, rascals!      And Beloved
they ll be tried for it: yes!   They will!  	/	This
man, is I am sure calculated to do much good among those who are
his hearers, and whose spiritual welfare he has earnestly at heart. /
Evening another Roxbury walk, countless stars pinnacling the cano-
py above.
           July
  1. Monday.  To J B Halls, where after waiting some time he
came.  Promised to send the blocks round   and didn t do it.  In
the afternoon Mr Sampson called, about making drawing for back
of book-cover.       Evening, brief walk, rain driving me in doors,
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and thirty-three
Description:Describes the contents of Edward Taylor's sermon.
Date:1850-06-30
Subject:Books and reading; Dickens, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall, J.B.; Religion; Sampson; Sermons; Taylor, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[Boston, Massachusetts]
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.