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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 165, July 11, 1852

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Identifier: DX01153623

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 165, July 11, 1852

Description: Comments on Lotty Kidder's nature.


Will it do good. It may, — and yet again, not. For she [Charlotte Kidder] is vain, has not Religion, or a loving nature, has a mother all of shreds and patches, trashinesses unspeakable, each one so monstrous on folly that it can be excelled only by its between; — and alas she dwells, as she has dwelled all her life in an atmosphere of folly, aping, and insincerity. I know her faults, and like her rather for what she might have been than is.

That wilful frank nature, could it have been tamed by the loving hand of some good man, might have made a happy home. Now Niagara’s fall may be stayed by an infants finger ere the current of her life could be turned to happiness, quiet or content. / She will demand admiration from this one or that, tire of them, be rude to them, throw them aside, imagine wrong and slight, be wayward, petty, selfish, vain, (delightful too by flashes,) and thus on to the end of the chapter.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)


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