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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 213, September 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02797034

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 213, September 3, 1860

Description: Regarding his friendship with Sally Edwards.

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196

A delicious Compliment.

on cheaper terms. [James] Parton used to ridicule [Jesse] Haney, to make all kinds of fun of him “to the Edwards, long ago — now he, Jim, is often sorely in need of sympathy, he has become alive to Haney’s value. Did I feel at all like Pendennis towards Harry Foker, when the latter is in love with Blanche Amory? Well! yes, a bit of it. It’s a compliment that is irresistibly flattering to a man’s self-love to find that a girl likes him better than one who has offered all to par purchase her liking. I told Sally [Edwards] that it must be a matter of surprise to her that I didn’t fall in love with her, which she denied on the complimentary grounds of “not enough in her” to provoke it. This front a handsome girl of nineteen to a man of thirty-four, too! Ah! Sally! God find you someone to love you with all his heart and brains to understand you and let us be dear friends always! Would you like Hannah [Bennett], now? and how would she be affected towards you? especially when acquainted with these little episodes — Query! I have never sketched Sally’s portrait and here it is. She has a very fine, clear cut profile, calmly reticent in expression, dark hair, which might be thicker, and eyes of a very indefinite color, as most clever women have. They are of the light gray order, but

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: Books and reading
Diaries
Women

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