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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 23, June 14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02680869

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 23, June 14, 1860

Description: Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett, regarding Rosa Bolton's divided affections between Charley Gunn and William Hartley.

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Rosa Bolton’s duplicity

nice villa, on a high hill, with beautiful country all around. Rosa Bolton went with him [Charles Gunn] and Edwin [Gunn] to see it, and heard the cuckoo singing in the garden, for the first time this year — with other singing birds in hundreds, she said.” Charley invites her and Hannah [Bennett] to visit him. Then follows a tragic detail of affairs betwixt him and Rosa — involving the duplicities of her “divided heart.” “She is, even now, parleying with [William] Hartley, when Charley has got a home for her — she was with Hartley on the Sunday after her return from London — she loves him better than Charley and says so. If I could tell you half I know, you would be grieved and angry too, for Charley’s sake,” writes Hannah, with scruples of conscience about telling me. “I have said all one aught and can say to her x x x but it’s no good talking.” Hannah is the faithful confidante of both. “Rosa has told him “what a staunch friend” he has, and, on Good Friday last, he, being at Mr. [William] Gazey’s, on his way to Neithrop, told Hannah “all his feelings and wept to me. I shall never forget it; he looked so ill: he had felt he was slighted and said ‘he would know one way or the other’ — but he still waits patiently.” Edwin found it out, and

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-06-14

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Courtship

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