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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 208, September 2-3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02793296

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 208, September 2-3, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Eliza Edwards.



Girls like to be liked. Sally [Edwards].

the extreme of feminine unamiability and couldn’t rest satisfied under the impeachment. So we had it all out, and she [Eliza Edwards] convinced me that I attached too much importance to a girl’s unconsidered words and that she was one of the best of them. About the Americanism she would have it, for a long time, that “I thought so now!”

Are these records trivial? Well, they may be, but it gave me more pleasure than I’ll say to find that the girl cared enough for my liking to make the explanation.x I had distrusted Sally’s reticence about our confidences in some degree and girded a little, abstaining from shaking hands all round, as I had used to do, but to-night re-established friendly relations. She said she had had “to stand a good deal” about those same confidences.

3. Monday. To [Edward] Dixons, then down town meeting [Edmund] Stedman in the park, to the “Courier” Office and got Opera tickets for the season, agreeing to “do” the Operatic notices as a quid pro quo, during [James] Morris’ absence and longer, if I want to. Uptown and down again after dinner, saw [Manton] Marble — all right, I to come tomorrow. Met


x Maybe it was only hurt approbativeness, after all. Who shall say? A mixed motive, probably.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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