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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 119, February 20-21, 1859

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Identifier: DX03296885

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 119, February 20-21, 1859

Description: Regarding the marriage of Weighty Griffin to Mr. Davis.

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at Houston Street found [Bob] Gun and a whole lot of the fellows there. Had three minutes alone with him, told him my sentiments pretty tersely — Not a line — mark of pencil or scratch of pen till I'm paid up — and M.S. collared to-morrow. To [132] Bleecker Street. Note from [Frank] Bellew at dinner, written under the supposition that I had collared M. S. Wanted to know what’s up. Sent word by [Jesse] Haney. This afternoon she that was Weighty Griffin, now Mrs Davis, with her newly-wed husband called here. I did'nt see them. They are at the St Nicholas. What unhappy feelings must be excited in the breasts of the un-wed by the contemplation of a marriage of one of their youthful sisterhood. A man always imagines he will taste connubial happiness in the future, however far off it may seem at present: but some women, poor, not attractive, yet hungering for love and sympathy must, in spite of the whisperings of hope, know their lonely destiny too well. The meek sort of acquiescence of some of these unfortunates is terribly tragic. To [E.H.] Chapin's at night. A wild blusterous one, as I sit here, writing, the fire has gone out for an hour or so.

21. Monday. Down town, to Wiley's, got money for Household Words article. To F. Leslie's, got $8 for story. To Omnibus, Constellation, Nic-nax, Pic & other offices, Gun not visible at latter, though prevalent, I missed him. I must put down one incident, characteristically Irish. I design reviewing [Robert] Bonner & the Ledger in next quarter’s

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-02-20

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Authors
Payment
Diaries
Marriage
Women

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