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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 220, April 1-11, 1856

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Identifier: DX04004271

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 220, April 1-11, 1856

Description: Regarding the change in Sol Eytinge's attitude towards him since William Waud has returned to New York.

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mouth-piece for unmerited venom. Now I'm healthier in body and mind, and not ill prepared for conversational tilting. Sol [Eytinge] lives in too palpable a glass house not to afford awful scope for well directed pebbles. Accordingly when he comments on my "loathsome appearance," mimics my speech, predicts miserable failure of my book &c. I touch on his Israelitish descent, general industry, and cheerfulness under Brown's displeasure (!) [William] Waud says little. I go not into the basement now for my waited ten-minutes after supper. [William] Levison is ill — quinsy. He, wife [Mary Levison], and the mutual production [Ellen Levison] have been to & returned from Philadelphia. I get instalments of proofs of the Humorist Poetry Compilation, from day to day, and am making Indexes. T'will appear with [James] Parton's name as Editor, at the publishers ruling, mine being "honorably mentioned" in the Preface. In the current number of Blackwood is a fearful onslaught in Parton's Life of [Horace] Greeley — telling him in so many words he's "a born fool." I have criticized the critic in a paper for "Life Illustrated." Little [Frank] Hillard called one evening, and was mighty friendly. [George] Yewel & [George] Arnold came, on another. I, by the assistance of little [Frederick] Edge hunted up Carroll, and got particulars of Med. Student matters for book. Also I've visited a Chinese Boarding House — in Cherry Street. Book grows apace. Correspondence kept up, as wont. Little Edge is a character, whom

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-04-11

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Chinese
Authors

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