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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 97, October 27-31, 1856

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Identifier: DX03703254

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 97, October 27-31, 1856

Description: Describes letters from Hannah Bennett and William Boutcher with news from England.


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Dear Hannah [Bennett]! How kind and good, and pure you are! And oh! how unworthy I am of you!

She has grown very much in thought and feeling. I always thought highly of her individual character, but was not fully aware of its depth. I am content at heart with my choice.

Little Rosa Bolton would willingly play off with Charley [Gunn], in favor of Hartley. Charley's "short temper" contrasts unfavorably with the good humor of the other — who proposed to her (so Hannah reports) last winter. Were Charley jilted, I think he would suffer more from wounded pride than affection. Little Rosa liked him because he was the only eligible fellow who came in her way, and generous to boot. He liked her — because he wanted to like somebody.

Hannah's cousin and suitor wears the willow too still. Oh well! he can't have my darling!

[28. Tuesday through 31. Friday] [William] Boutcher writes heartily, though at present he's out o' sorts on account of home matters. His sisters affair — she's going to get married to a fellow Boutcher don’t like an inch of — keeps him from St Martins le Grand. Jack [Boutcher] too, his brother is, as heretofore, behaving like an ass, and an ill disposed one; dipping into the old

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-10-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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