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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 157, August 15, 1860

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Identifier: DX02755316

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 157, August 15, 1860

Description: Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.

Transcription:

144

A Walk in Company. Matty [Edwards].

impaired by the rain, but it was an idle time, a pleasant time! even little Tommy [Nast] might have known how kindly and innocently I felt towards Sally [Edwards] without hating me. Remounting we retraced our steps till we came to the road leading towards the Saw-mill and then followed that and went beyond it. Every little stream and pool was swollen, all the landscape presented evidence of the late heavy rains Sometimes we plashed through big puddles, to the muddying of Sally’s riding-skirt. By 11 1/2 we returned to the house. This was my last ride with Sally; we had more confidences in it, some of which I have embodied in the preceding one. Subsequent to dinner a six-mile walk, past the ponds to a certain hill top where was a view. Sally, Matty, [Mortimer] Brown, [Carl] Knudsen and little Jessy [Edwards] were of the party, though the last turned back before we reached our hill-top. Brown kept by Sally’s side the greater portion of the time, (of which more hereafter) and Matty leaned on the arm of Knudsen. She was fatigued and unwell; has been the latter, indeed, all the time. She was also, more’s the pity, rather ill-conditioned, disposed to remain mute when spoken to, and towards emulating Eliza [Edwards] in the damned American prac-

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Leisure
Nature

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