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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 125, December 27, 1856

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Identifier: DX03727386

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 125, December 27, 1856

Description: Mentions his belief that he was meant to be a ''green fellow'' because he easily believes in others.

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all that women are so merciless towards the impure of their own sex. For these are their natural enemies — sworn to increasing antagonism to all that the others hold dearest — lawful, wedded love. [words crossed out] link himself with [words crossed out] without [words crossed out] [James] Parton’s passion for his wife [Fanny Fern] [words crossed out] he does love her [words crossed out] Fanny [words crossed out] she is [words crossed out] purity of [words crossed out] to Fanny [words crossed out] [Oliver] Dyer [words crossed out] Dyer [words crossed out] that fellow [words crossed out] with Fanny without all sorts of [words crossed out]

I believe I was intended to be a very green fellow. I have an approbative faculty for believing in people, and generally am willing to take a person at his or own [word crossed out] price — unless it be a palpably absurd one. And this, generally, rules my conduct towards them. It is only afterwards, in cold blood, when I’m removed from the magnetism of sympathy and sociality that I can reckon them up, truly. Intellect has fair play them. Now I had involuntarily given [Fitz James] O’Brien credit for some ability with his pen. Only the other night, when at [Frank] Bellew’s, in conversation I happen to speak to of two insufferably

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-12-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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