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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 170, November 14-15, 1855

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Identifier: DX03967670

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 170, November 14-15, 1855

Description: Describes a letter received from Dillon Mapother.


got $50 from him, and yet refuses to come.” Alf [Waud] says also that “a doctor supposes Mary [Brainard] in the family way.” A word or two of [Joseph] Brightly, who is in Boston, and generally repudiated. / Saw Sol [Eytinge], W. W. [William Waud] and [Jesse] Haney down-town. By 6 to Grand Street, supping with [A.F.] Banks, he subsequently aiding me in an English-Spanish dialogue for my story. He appeared friendly, and to greater advantage than wont, I thought. This till 10, then he leaving me at Reade St. I don’t sleep over well o’nights, now; lie listening to the clocks, and thinking of much. What a kind earnest face, was that of yours Hannah Bennett, and how will I remember its look — Ah, my God, &mdsh; nearly 30, and hoping, only hoping yet — ! But I willwin her!

15. Thursday. A kindly letter from Dillon Mapother, the which I deserve not, as his last is yet unanswered. [Henry] Hart still an “uncompromising old Bachelor,” spite of rumor to the contrary. “Sic transit amor hominum. Yatman vegetating at Harrisburgh Pa, wherefrom he writes “a letter speaking in glowing terms of a beautiful girl with whom he has been out riding.” Upon which Dillon apotrophiseth “poor Mollie Mc Mullen!” / Down town at dinner. Looked in at [Frank] Leslie’s two places, but found him not within. A sunny, mild day, Glancing at a Nassau Street print shop window I saw a picture gave me a sensation like to a sharp physical pain at the heart. It was the London News cut of the funeral of [Duke of] Wellington. It hung over the wasling stand in my bed-room at Chacombe, and every morning I contemplated it. Writing on, with

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-11-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Courtship


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