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The building was filled, spite of all the wet weather.
Commencing with some remarks of general adaptation,
how the history of great questions is that of the 
actors and originators of them;   how though sterner
and perhaps less scrupulous natures may press in
and deface or alter, that the idea still smacks
of the first Thinkers of it, he went to the rise
of Popular Freedom in England.    That the Norman
conquest was not wholly one   in this, that never
were the Barons of William or their descendants
able to place the citizen so completely at their
feet as on the Continent.         That the Commons
had their rights, held to them, and gained still
more   finally the great principle that taxation
should not be arbitrarily levied, but only with
their concurrence.            Of the times that pre-
ceded the English Revolution.    Elizabeth he
characterized as  every inch a King.   That
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-one
Description:Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Elizabeth I, Queen of England; Gunn, Thomas Butler; History; Lectures
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [England]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York
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.