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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 29, June 24, 1859

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Identifier: DX02957804

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 29, June 24, 1859

Description: Describes Edward Welles'.

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for his [Morimer Thomson's] worshipper, but yet with an inevitable under-sentiment of self exaltation. [Edward] Wells is femininely jealous, too, of Mort's passion for Grace [Eldredge], sometimes mopes about it; he was so, too, of poor little "Chips [Anna Thomson]." A good deal of unconscious revelation upon the relations between the two men is shown by Mort's designating Wells, after his usual habit of nick-naming his intimates, "Jane." Wells can sew, mend rents in coats, affix missing buttons &c, like any woman. He writes poetry too, serious, said to be good, has appeared in the nickerbocker. A gentle, quiet, grave kindly fellow, only lacking strong virility. Dozes a good deal of evenings. This sort of nature may, when hit hard in early life by Cupid's arrow, "creep like a hurt fool into sedges." Stronger men, though their lives may be ever after affected by it, certain phrases of character being more developed than would have been had Bonnibell proved accessible — do get over it. Marry! Its no more eternal than a black eye — only the cure takes years instead of days. I think I loved Mary Bilton as irrationally as a boy might — even now, as I write, there's an odd pang comes across me as I think of that lovely English face, ah! me, I wonder how it looks now at thirty-five or six!) — but I don't mope about it. And I know Hannah [Bennett] has the deeper nature.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1859-06-24

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

Subjects: Diaries

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