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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 250, May 31, 1859

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Identifier: DX03396675

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 250, May 31, 1859

Description: Speculates about the coming marriage of Grace Eldredge and Mort Thomson.

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no stronger feeling than that produced by a conviction that he [Mortimer Thomson]'s a pretty good fellow who will be fond of her [Grace Eldredge]. He is not her ideal, I know, nor will he be able to place her in the position she will consider her due. She only recognizes newspaper men as a sort of addenda to her mother [Fanny Fern]’s fame, half-impatiently regarding them as "shoppy." Then too she will imagine that her marriage may have shut out all sorts of triumphs. I don't think she ever questions herself as to what she can offer in the way of love and regard, that would be out of her reckoning as of most American girls! Doubtless a desire to excape from her mothers hellish temper, which is vented on her children as on others, has its weight with the girl. Mort has not love enough or strength enough to direct her into the right path towards their mutual happiness; he will accept what orts and fragments of affection she chooses to bestow upon him and subside into his wife's husband. Thus poor "Chips [Anna Thomson]" will be avenged. Such cases are common in life. The Sultan of one day drops into the slave of tomorrow. How he accepted all "Chips" worship, perhaps as only his due, and now will bid much more for a much cheaper article. All weak natures act thus. If [Charles] Damoreau had married a good innocent girl who would have loved him he would

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-05-31

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Women

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