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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 210, September 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02794791

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 210, September 3, 1860

Description: Regarding his friendship with Sally Edwards.

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About Sally [Edwards] and Myself.

ghost of mortified pride, affection — what you will — could walk thus long. “It seems spiteful!” says Sally, and draws the just inference that she did right in refusing him [Jesse Haney]. By this conduct he has removed himself farther off than ever from the girl’s sympathies. I have dropped into confidential relations with her naturally enough; pretty Matty [Edwards]’s occasional sulkings and Eliza [Edwards]’s proneness to offence at trifles render getting along with them difficult and sometimes unpleasant, often my natural impatience rebels at the attempt. In a manner too, she is alone with them; what wonder if we make common cause of it and chat for hours together? She don’t care for the girding at her she says. In truth she can hold her own with singular ability and calmness. I have often thought that love is hate is only love turned inside out, and Haney’s case goes to corroboration of the axiom. He is exasperated at what he considers her “perfect indifference” to him, and tells her sisters of it! When Miss Ann [Edwards] entered the room, at about 10 in the evening, and beheld Sally on the sofa and myself sitting beside near her, just as in a chair, just as we had appeared an hour and a half previous, she looked expressively and going over to

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-09-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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