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Liberty is no New Story, but written in the
heart of men of all times.     That in History
Louis Nap s Coup d e Etat will look as little
as Charles 2nd Restoration.  The great river
flows ever onwards, sweeping over or aroud these,
temporary distractions.            /
  One thing pleased me marvellously, and yet
another.  Speaking of Race, that it would
seem that Liberty was the Inheritance of the Anglo
Saxon.   That words of power, conquest &c.
in the English language were mostly of Norman
stock, but Love, Home, Heart, and the like
Household Words   Saxon.          So is it.
  Saxon is unquestionably the stock of our noble
tongue   the test of an original language is, can you
make a phrase or sentence completely out of
it.    Now you can of Saxon words   but
not of the Norman French.     It is plea-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-four
Description:Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Charles II, King of England; Gunn, Thomas Butler; History; Lectures and lecturing; Napoleon III, Emperor of the French
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.