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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 199, April 25-26, 1859

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Identifier: DX03354779

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 199, April 25-26, 1859

Description: Regarding Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage.

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and wife, indeed! detaching victim from vampire, rescuing a noble soul from one of hell’s furies! Who prates of [William Makepeace] Thackeray painting life blacker than it is? the asses, the dolts, the gingerbread-loving fools! What is there more terrible than this in his pages? Who is so felicitous, indeed in his or her intimates to know so many good people as Thackeray puts in his books — half as many? Not I, nor you, nor any of us! (For, by God, this record shall live, if but to bear testimony against so much monstrous private wrong and wickedness as I have looked on and may the devil care how I appear in it!) How easy is it, now, to understand how men may be goaded to murder! Oh! Jim Parton, run as far as God has any ground rather than let thy life be spilt thus [by Fanny Fern]! It’s a wrong against God to waste his wondrous gift thus!

26. Tuesday. Down town, Omnibus Office & elsewhere, Pic office removing into William St. Didn’t see Britton, consequently didn’t get money. Writing & drawing in the afternoon. [Bob] Gun up in the evening, wanting me to draw, edit &c the Pic. Talk about it. Round to the “Bank.” Thad Glover, foolish-faced Thad Glover, and [Frederick] Watson, once of the Sunday Courier, now of Porter’s Spirit there and Bob Gun must needs invite them to drink with and join us. This Watson, the odious little cub, I have put down particulars of, heretofore. He did some knavery in England, theft,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-04-25

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Books and reading
Diaries
Marriage
Authors
Artists

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