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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 52, February 13, 1860

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Identifier: DX02860954

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 52, February 13, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.


My tete a tete with Sally Edwards

been eased of the latter but he [Thomas Nast] certainly wouldn't have liked me any the more, had he known the nature of my communications. First I discovered any partisanship, of which she [Sally Edwards] might have suspected me, at Haney's instance, and told her my impressions of her being all alone in grappling with the question; that Nast's approaching departure from New York must bring matters to a crisis, if one had not been reached already. That if she accepted him on no higher grounds than his being "a good-humored little fellow" who "only wanted a little kindness," she might commit a grave error, one productive of misunderstanding and misery to both. I said I feared she was about to do this, while fully aware of his intellectual inferiority. That seeing him only in the capacity of a lover, she might know but little of his character. That it was no great compliment to her or evidence of perspicuity in him, who had moved in the narrowest social horizon, never visiting any house where there were eligible girls, to fall in love with, that he should within a month or two of his introduction be "flopping" at her feet. That there was a certain amount of indelicacy, not to say latent presumption, in it. That, let him get abroad

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-02-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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