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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 161, August 17, 1860

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Identifier: DX02758286

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 161, August 17, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Mort Brown.

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148

Sally [Edwards] tells me

then to the Troy House, anon, for a stroll to the hill overlooking the town, consistently named Mount Ida, on which stands a University. Mort Brown walked ahead with Matty [Edwards], I with Sally [Edwards]. During the past three days I had been rallying her on her Blanche Amory practice with young Brown, which had amused me not a little and her more. She paid him neat little compliments with quiet, calm audacity, chaffed, laughed and talked with a pretence [sic] of admiration for him edifying to see. He responded by a few speeches, supposing everything in earnest, but warning her against “inadvertent captivation” as Mr Weller has it. During this walk with Sally she gave me the whole detail of it and its, this morning’s culmination. Did he propose? I asked. “Oh! no! bless you, quite the contrary — he fancied I was in love with him!” He had told her he was quite accustomed to such conquests, that he didn’t believe in love and seriously informed her that he wasn’t to be had! He narrated his successes, said he had three or four daguerreotypes of girls, procured under promise of giving his own, which he didn’t do. “What fools they must have been!” commented Sally. “Upon my word you are very complimentary to my friends!” says he, going off into a little gallop. It must have

coverage:Troy, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-17

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Courtship

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