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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 173, December 12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03153960

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 173, December 12, 1859

Description: Gives his thoughts on disappointment from love.



bitter disappointment well. I wish Sally [Edwards] had loved him [Jesse Haney] with all my heart. Maybe the girl does too, now. It’s these silent grapplings with and wringing the neck of some master passion which are the true struggles of life. Many a man gets a terrible heart wound which bleeds within, no one marking or suspecting it! To give up the hopes of love and happiness you had hoarded up so long and so dearly! to keep on the dreary round of duties like a man — this is something! well for him who can do it. [Charles] Lamb’s life was one of the truest of heroisms that I know of. And he had loved some sweet Alice W___n,

“In the green lanes of pleasant Hertfordshire.”

What wouldn’t one give to know the particulars of the sweet, sad love of Charles Lamb?

This day, December 12, passed in doing chores, writing up the last dozen pages, an afternoon journey down town &c. To Street and Smiths, then Post Office, then Pic. [Frank] Cahill drunkenly asleep, [Bob] Gun and printers wanting copy. Sat down and wrote a couple of pages, then up town. Cahill had been at Crook and Duff’s with Billington, both getting more or less inebriated. Phonography — the first time for how long! — for an hour or two in the evening. I project, as heretofore, devoting a bit of

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-12-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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