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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 183, April 28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02974745

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 183, April 28, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Lotty Kidder at Fordham.



An ungrateful Brother.

"Why didn't he [Charles Damoreau] know that I'd have done anything — worked my fingers to the bone for him, after I had become his wife?" she'll say. Bosh Lotty [Kidder]! You wouldn't. You are exacting and selfish; you suspect everybody of the worst motives, think no worse of them when such motives appear, and if you did, as I believe, work hard to maintain the miserable [Arthur] Granville, it was from pride — pride, too, which don't prevent accepting alms from relatives whom you vilify, and from equivocal John Wilders — more than one of them. What a rabblement of equivocal persons have trailed after you and how spasmodically have I been scoring it down for the last eight years — and what a character you'll make for a book, someday! When we got back to the house, previous to lunch, Lotty discovered that Will [Kidder] had eaten a segment of a pie of her making — a particular and sacred pie, she asserted, designed for company — id est, some young fool of an Irishman, named Croly, an admirer of hers, as I had discovered from Album poetasticizings. She made a great row about this, scolded the servant, denounced Will, raked up all his shortcomings of deceit, meanness and selfishness, spake of his begging

coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Food


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