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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 118, December 8, 1856

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Identifier: DX03721346

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 118, December 8, 1856

Description: Regarding a dream Hannah Bennett had in which she could not find Gunn at their wedding.


to each other, being in the house when a letter came. She [Rosa Gunn] wanted to see it — and didn’t — rallied Hannah [Bennett], and promised not to hand the matter to be cackled over by the Boltons. “She — Rosa.” Likes [William] Hartley very much” and is at feud with Rosa Bolton. Charley [Gunn] gives little Rosa 20 [pound] watches &c, and so is in the ascendant again.

Lastly Hannah writes of a dream of hers. Now I never began to attach one grain of faith to the like, being indeed, for an imaginative person, horribly rational towards such. All mystic impressions are exceedingly temporary with me. Yet this dream [word crossed out] gave me a sort of cold shudder, such as a man might feel if he were told that he was essentially false, and that annihilation awaited him at death.

She dreamed that we were to be married, at the little village church, had dressed for it, and “as is usual in High Life” I had preceded her to await at the altar the coming of my bride. She plainly remembers walking up to the church with her mother [Charlotte Chinner Bennett] and [word crossed out] sister. When she reached the altar I was not there, or to be found, in all the Church. She stood “as if petrified,” Mary [Bennett] started to look for me, but did not come back. “I could not help thinking how strange a dream it was,” writes Hannah —

A very strange dream. And I have been thinking strongly of it all day. It frightens me as only

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-12-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dreams


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