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She ll yet be thine   that dear belief held ever
Still cherish that religion of thy heart:
She ll yet be thine!  Oh God, I pray thee, never
From my sad bosom let that hope depart.
Still let me hope, and hoping, meet dull sorrow
With a calm smile, and from unshaken mind;
Strong in the faith that some forthcoming morrow
Unchanging Love its recompense shall find.
 Mine, mine!  fast throng the tears into mine eyes
At thought how that sweet hope in hours gone by
Tinted any day dreams, and upround me rise
Shades of the past;   the sweet, sad memory
Of my boy love. A very heaven to me
It was upon her angel face to gaze
Or musing in delicious reverie,
[words crossed out]
As homewards from her, I ll my steps retrace.
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 /   Verily if the Halting Devil of world kenning Alain Rene
Le Sage had unroofed No 79 York Street Jersey City on the
night of Saturday the 6th of October, 1848, he through the
driving rain and blustering wind would have beheld enough to
make his devilship laugh.  In one room stands b hoy Ben in
his shirt and a most dramatic position, right arm extended;  
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page thirty-seven
Description:Includes an unfinished poem he wrote about Mary Bilton.
Date:1849-10-06
Subject:Bilton, Mary; Boardinghouses; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Le Sage, Alain Rene; Poetry; Women
Coverage (City/State):Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):No. 79 York Street
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.