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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 101, July 13, 1860

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Identifier: DX02720546

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 101, July 13, 1860

Description: Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett about Gunn's brother Charley and Rosa Bolton.

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And Intended Marriage.

of him [Charles Gunn], a bit of truth I’d have put in harder shape. Last Good Friday time, Charley “talked seriously” to Mrs [Mary] Bolton anent [William] Hartley and she disapproved of her daughter’s doings — of course. So Rosa [Bolton] “has quite made up her mind, says ‘the struggle is over’ and says she’ll marry Charley, to whom she has told ‘all her heart and what she has felt and acted with Hartley! To be sure she has! all these revelations are evidences of her capacity for candour and truthfulness! However the little girl under the influence of a sudden revulsion of feeling have done so, and “all go straight,” as Hannah [Bennett] says henceforth. They are to be married in Autumn, from our house, and take a bridal trip to Paris. Well, che sara sara! Who mayn’t be mean in love? willing to accept arts and fragments and half-meals when denied all the heart hungers for? I was, when Mary Bilton began to cool towards me, and shall I forget the misery and humiliation of it? I kicked through though, when infidelity came in and tore myself apart. Would Charley be wiser in doing so? God knows, not I. He is so good and gentle-natured he may teach the little scion of a selfish stock, to love as much as she can. Hannah likes her, judges her kindly, says “she

coverage:London, England

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-07-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Courtship
Women

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