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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 186, April 29, 1860

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Identifier: DX02977059

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 186, April 29, 1860

Description: Regarding the failure of Momus.



"Momus" a failure

and the prime result is, here, on a revelation of the most brutal Anglophobic prejudices. The "Herald," that devil's mouth-piece for the Million's instinct towards everything base and bad, has an editorial in it to-day, which ought to have been printed in blood and ordure. Young [Charles] Honeywell was excited and exercised on the occasion. [Jesse] Haney had gone off, convoying Miss Ann [Edwards]. [James] Morris came. Talking with Sally [Edwards].

[Henry] Addey called this morning, coming up in my room, where were [George] Boweryem, [Frank] Cahill and [James] Morris. "Momus" is the dreariest of failures, everyway, the triumvirate on it have in every respect fulfilled the line in the Litany, about leaving undone the things they ought to have done and doing, &c. The few Sunday papers that notice, vilify it, even [Charles] Briggs (who has written the meanest, trashiest, dirtiest article in it) casts his stone, too. So poor Addey is decidedly chap-fallen; so much so that when he praised my initial and suggested they'd like to have more, I put off my refusal to the score of business, rather that than tell him my fixed intention, of neither writing or drawing for the paper, unless fairly engaged on it. He's discontented with [Charles] Rosenberg, Gay-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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