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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 72, February 20-22, 1860

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Identifier: DX02876099

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 72, February 20-22, 1860

Description: States that he will not believe the gossip about Charles Dickens.

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End of the "N.Y. Picayune."

extravagances in costume seems possible enough and proven, but touching the other damning scandal, I, for one, knowing what scandal is, how prone people are to believe evil, to exaggerate, lie and put the worst construction on things — I say I am not going to believe it tha on no better than the present testimony. Abrams' reputation for truth is indifferent enough. I remember [Charles] Dickens' own touching words on the subject.

21. Tuesday. To [James] Parton's in 12th street, to get M.S. of prospectus, he confined to his house, has not been able to use it. Took car to Duane, called at W. Leslie's office, thence to "Pic" ditto. Got trunk sent up-town with cuts, took [Frank] Cahill to have some beer, then walked up-town through the filthy street, all thawing snow and slush below and mild sky overhead, cutting jokes about the demise of the paper. I suppose it is dead now. In-doors the rest of the day, achey about the limbs; not well generally. Writing hard at night and a dash at [phonography]. [Charles] Damoreau came and played whist in [Arthur] Ledger's room with him, Bob Gun and Cahill. Joined them about 11, with [James] Morris and took a tod and a smoke, and then felt better.

22. Wednesday. One of the rainiest, dreariest, filthiest of days. Out to Bond St. dentist, thence took cars to Spruce St, went to "Courier"

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-02-20

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
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