Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page sixty-eight

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Identifier: DX02873066

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 68, February 19, 1860

Description: Regarding the Edwards girls, Eliza, Matty, and Sally.

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Sally and Matty [Edwards].

[con]curred. Talking with the girls, first with Matty and Eliza [Edwards]; very jolly, presently with Sally. She almost immediately resumed the subject of our last conversation, hinted that [Thomas] Nast had been forbidden to write, said that he had been very savage in consequence of her neglecting him, when so near his departure, opined that I didn’t do him justice &c. She admits she don't love him, but "there’s no knowing whether she mayn't in time — it would be something to make anybody happy — she don’t think she would ever love anybody much — she had had her little fancies, but they never lasted — well! she admitted if his superior presented himself she might &c., but would it happen? she should come to a decision soon." She appeared to more advantage, I thought, than on the former tête à tête. But I like Matty better. She is simpler-natured, but very honest, thinks that apart from her pretty face she is not attractive. She would be very grateful to any strong nature who would love her dearly and tenderly, teach her to love him and raise her self-respect. [Charles] Honeywell is a very good young fellow, but I think she's hardly content with him. And the girl Eliza with all her whims, ways,

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
Courtship

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