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[loose newspaper clipping of a poem]
	 Der Boeren.
Fight on brave souls with Botha and
	De Wet!
  Ye noble men and boys, whom to
	oppose
  Requires ten times your force in
	English foes.
God crown your arms with freedom s
	victory yet,
For hallowed is your strife, ye pa-
	triots bold;
  And may your every aim be true to
	thrust
  The tyrant s legions into Afric s
	dust  
Fools that they are, mere purchased
	things and sold.
  That heart is pulseless to our na-
	tion s creed
  Who lauds the coining of men s
	blood to gain
  Gold for  a clique and subjects for a
	reign,
  Or for assaulted freedom does not
	bleed.
Rise, freemen, all!  ere King and
	Would-Be King
And Greed the knell of all republics
	ring.
   Franklyn Quinby, in The Public.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page two hundred and fifteen
Description:Newspaper clipping of a poem by Franklin Quinby titled ''Der Boeren.''
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Poetry; Quinby, Franklin
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.