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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 40, October 7, 1860

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Identifier: DX01314408

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 40, October 7, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.

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“Civil as an orange and

thinking what a bitter estimate this conveyed of his countrywomen, coming from American lips. It is sad for [Jesse] Haney, as I felt; his undemonstrative nature had in some measure pushed what he must have felt regarding Sally [Edwards] into the back-ground of my thoughts. We have both misjudged each other in some things; on my part instance his feelings about the opera-tickets — he says he only felt hurt at the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] not asking him to go with them — maybe it was so, maybe he deceives himself. No man can bear to see another higher in the good graces of girls whom he likes, without a twinge of jealously. We parted all the better friends for the explanation, Haney entreating me not to check my friendly relations with Sally a jot. I walked home through the rain, liking him a good deal, and thinking how all these things would appear to us in ten years time. Haney suspects Sally of “trying it on” with Mort. Brown. So she has, but Haney don’t know why, or her estimate of the young New Yorker. She set her cap at [Charles] Honeywell a little, perhaps to convince Matty, he might be captured. If [Thomas] Nast came back, every way improved and as much in love as ever, she would probably marry him. I don’t think I deceive myself in my

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-10-07

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Courtship
Women
Opera

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