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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 182, December 20, 1859

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Identifier: DX03161111

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 182, December 20, 1859

Description: Mentions Jesse Haney's possible interest in Matty Edwards.

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Sally [Edwards] inclines to [Thomas] Nast, that her mother [Sarah Edwards] is in favor of the match also. There has been a theatre visit of Sally’s asking and little Thomas’ purveying from which [Jesse] Haney was silently excluded. He spake of it, not to Sally, and frank Matty [Edwards] came out with the truth. Nast waylays them too, of afternoons in Broadway, to walk up town with them. He is at the house as much as possible. Now I know Sally rather despises his intellect, thinks he is “a good-humored little fellow enough”; either she meditates taking him in order to rule, to do what she likes with him, or is merely amusing herself, not ranking his feelings as of importance, anyway. Meantime Haney is a good deal touched by Matty’s evident sympathy and admits that perhaps —— but nothing at present. I think the girl would have him, did he speak now, she is kind and simple-natured. Haney is evidently touched by touched by her kindness, says “she is a dear, good girl ” and “helpful and industrious” not being indisposed to think or wish that more may come, though as afore written — nothing at present. Perhaps! How true to nature is Romeo’s transition of passion for unkind Rosaline to kind Juliet! how many times I have seen it verified. Meantime Haney talks habitually to pretty Matty, scarcely at all to Sally. Jack [Edwards] — honest Jack! knows all about matters. I think there’s some little division between the sisters, for

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-12-20

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Courtship

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