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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 230, June 26-27, 1853

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Identifier: DX01291957

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 230, June 26-27, 1853

Description: Mentions his appreciation of Lotty Kidder wanting to nurse him because he is sick and lives alone.


to help you! I shall come and see you tomorrow!” My heart was full of [words crossed out] sorrow that this little ill-regulated nature with such divine gleams of good in her [Charlotte Kidder], was not happy, perchance could not be. Well, God pardon us, every one! Her sympathy might be transient, but it was true and womanly, and good, I’m sure. And dear Lotty! I won’t forget it, even when you do things that militate against your better nature, that pain me to see, and think of. / We talked for a long time alone, about [Dan] Dod and other matters, and [John] Whytal came and I left.

27. Monday. A miserably wet day. Sick and hard at work drawing, undisturbed by mortal, save [Alfred] Waud, who called in the Morning. To Fulton Street through the rain in the afternoon, and returning, found by paper scrap on door Mr [Henry] Hart had been. Laid down, read [Michel de] Montaigne awhile, and dozed till 8. Got tea at Erford’s, then to room, and scoring up this Diary for the last four days. It’s midnight. I’m not a bit sleepy, thanks to doze. I want some great, kind, large hearted Spirit to preach Peace to my heart, so I shall take down [William] Shakspere. A hundred thousand years hence, when this Now of mine, and those about me; with its strivings

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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