Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page fifty-six

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Identifier: DX02863979

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 56, February 13-14, 1860

Description: Regarding Sally Edwards and her suitors.

Transcription:

Sally [Edwards] knows her Game.

with a goodness which colder-blooded observation ignores, especially if they be pleasant-looking. Here have I been interesting myself about Sally, thinking I might help her, when she knows her own game and seems resolved to play it out, on rather sad and sordid grounds. Well, I may do her injustice, after all. But having relieved myself by the talk, I seem to feel less responsibility. I told [Jesse] Haney, on our leaving together. He has no desire to renew his suit, dropped it, indeed, very soon after his rejection, but he still hankers about the house and family. Only one thing I didn't tell him. When Sally was dubious of her chances, before [Thomas] Nast's advent and after, I think she adventured a stray "effort" towards another quarter — towards a "party" who will never have a wife, unless it be a tall, grave, earnest-eyed girl in Northamptonshire [Hannah Bennett]. It didn't amount to much, but was distinct of its kind.

14. Tuesday. Writing & [phonography]. Indoors till 8 P.M. when I turned out with Barry and Rondel who came about 7 and took a tod with me. To the studio of the former after a visit to Pfaff’s, then to [Frank] Bellew's with both of them. There till 11. When I returned I found our Bal Masque in full operation,

Item: Diary

Rights: Public Domain (no known copyright)

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Dates: 1860

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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