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		There to see the waters flow
		     Flowing towards the sea for ever.
			Bow, Wow, Wow! see them flow,
			Water always made us shiver!
			     Bow, Wow, Wow!
		We preferred the ruby wine
		     Maidens too, with cheeks so rosy,
		Sitting  neath the shady vine
		     With their lovers nice and cosy!
			Bow, Wow, Wow!  lying low!
			Each one looking like a posy!
			     Bow Wow Wow!
		Often, too, there came a borex,
		     All our plans for writing baulking,
		Telling aphorisms o er,
		     Keeping up an awful talking!
			Bow, Wow, Wow!  Such a row!
			Till we had to send him walking!
			     Bow, Wow, Wow!
		Many hours, too, we spent
		     Playing with a festive dog , or
		Singing on a bed, content
		     To smoke our pipes and drink our lager!
			Bow Wow Wow!   Will you now
			Tell us what from this you augur?
			     Bow, Wow, Wow!  
  x Banks.      Madame Newman had a big fellow of a 
greyhound who was quite a [word crossed out] character in her establish-
ment.   She herself was a fat, jolly woman, who would talk
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page ninety
Description:Song written by George Arnold.
Date:1858-03-07
Subject:Arnold, George; Banks, A.F.; Bohemians; Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Newman, Madame; Songs
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
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-one 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.