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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 157, November 29, 1859

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Identifier: DX03117540

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 157, November 29, 1859

Description: Regarding a party in his boarding house room with Frank Cahill, Sarah Louise Maguire, Cecilia Trainque, and Miss Clarke.



Miss [Sarah Louise] Maguire, Miss Trank [Cecilia Trainque] and Miss Clark, invited them in [James] Morris’ presence to visit my room and they accepted. I provided half a dozen bottles of ale, apples, almonds, raisins, Maraschino and with [Frank] Cahill to help me entertain ‘em we had a lovely evening, singing, laughing, eating & drinking &c. We concluded at 11, just before Morris and Billington returned. I know the former sulked about it. There’s a bit of a tiff ‘twixt him and little Miss Maguire now. He is just the same literarily as he is socially, amiable, sensitive, captious, with a streak of gentle humor in him, sometimes exceedingly commonplace, sometimes sentimental — a man to be liked, but one, I think, who on the strength of one temporary success, has unwisely adopted his present vocation. What a fascination their [sic] exists in it for so many! Well, there’s molasses used in printer’s ink, everybody knows, but more of lamp-black. For Billington, all of his ideas are but reproductions of old stock, subjects, barring an occasional bit of real experience, — nor ever treated freshly or vigorously. About four Sundays ago, I went over to Brooklyn to visit [Frank] Pounden, returned from Port au Prince. He had just moved; found his new abode with some diffi-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-11-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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