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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 211, September 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02795538

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 211, September 3, 1860

Description: Regarding Jesse Haney's apparent jealousy over Gunn's friendship with Sally Edwards.

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[Jesse] Haney jealous, suspicious

Haney who had arrived later than usual, inquired in a whisper, which was caught by my companion [Sally Edwards]’s quick ears though I heard nothing; “Has Sally been going on like that all the evening?” Sally had predicted Haney wouldn’t come, as she had displeased him yesterday about last week’s theatre-going. He hadn’t mentioned her in the invitation, leaving it to be inferred that she might be of the party if she chose, and though she went, to avoid giving undue importance to the matter, there was talk of it between him and her, she unintentionally putting a climax on it by stating, calmly, that she shouldn’t mind if he never took her! That he put down to “perfect indifference.” Sally proved so far right in her guess, that he presently admitted, casually, that he hadn’t intended to come but felt lonely. Is love for the girl smouldering in his heart yet, I wonder? if so, I fear it’s considerably alloyed by that damned self-esteem which makes it so hard for Americans to show fair play to anybody or anything that conflicts with it’s own importance. I would help him if I could; I am sorry, now, at the thought he may be unhappy; but who is happy? who has the right to think and do injustice because of disappointed passion. I don’t love the girl; she knows

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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