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pg 110Van Dam Street
Sunday. 29.th. May. 1842.

A Damp morning, and rain at noon.

Garret, went with me to Church. Mr Abeel
preached. G. like his manner. “Auld Lang Syne
presents itself to my mind, on seeing him.
I slept two hours in the afternoon on the
sofa.
We still burn fire in our basement room.
G, would read me Jefferson Letters.
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Auld Lang Syne- Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294). It is well known in many English-speaking (and other) countries and is often sung to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, its use has also become common at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions.

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