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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 117, December 8, 1856

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Identifier: DX03720483

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 117, December 8, 1856

Description: Regarding the engagement of Hannah Bennett's sister, Charlotte, to William Gazey.

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repent in saying No, if those who have received a yes, don’t prove as you expect! &c &c”

Ah honest Crimean soldier! God knows whether you may not be an infinitely better fellow — in his sight — than the author of the Physiology of New York Boarding Houses! But he has her love, and humbly prays God to make him a little worthier of it than he is. Hannah [Bennett] says she shouldn’t have thought this “worth penning,” but for my incidental talk. How many women are there who would not take occasion to glorify themselves to their lovers on having rejected one? Might few I trow! Not one that I have known would have been able to deny themselves of the pleasure of making capital out of it. Theres much news. Charlotte [Bennett]’s going to marry [William] Gazey. The odd, queer, quaint, kind little man – he’s twice her age I should say — has behaved in a singularly generous manner, declaring that if she married a younger man he would give her a handsome present. “So he has quite won her affections”– Hannah pictured the results to her, as did John [Bennett] — Mary [Bennett] and Mrs B [Charlotte Chinner Bennett] being only advocates in little Gazey’s favor — and the girl seems honest in her convictions, and so they’re to be married. And God bless her! for she’s a real trump, is Charlotte. My sister Rosa [Gunn] has discovered that I and Hannah write

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-12-08

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Courtship
Diaries
Women

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