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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 172, December 12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03153166

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 172, December 12, 1859

Description: Regarding the Edwards girls.

Transcription:

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a gorgeous jacket for the Fatima of the coming “Barbazure or the Baffled Buffer of the Bosphorus ” (my title) — one evening I say, Sally [Edwards] made some remark advising me to take “easy things to understand” to Matty [Edwards], the which had been provoked by any thing. [Jesse] Haney talks to Matty and Eliza [Edwards], most, I think with the former. He might perchance, like Romeo, drop a Rosaline for a Juliet, albeit he don’t admit the probability now of his finding a wife in that family. Matty has a soft heart and the recent explanations and half explanations have touched her gentler feelings, I think. She didn’t know or think that grown men could care so much for the regards of “silly girls” and would make up for past slights. Now God bless all these girls! and bring them to happy anchorage in his own good time! How home-like does the pleasant basement room look on these evenings! papa [George] Edwards smoking his pipe in his big arm chair, Mrs E [Sarah Edwards] coming down stairs from her long days work in the shop and taking her side of the fire-place, the girls at needle-work or the piano. Going away from such a picture through the chill streets to my boarding house attic, sets me thinking, thinking, thinking of Hannah [Bennett] and the home I may have some day. Haney shows kindly and bravely withal; has stood what must have been a

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1859-12-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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