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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 22, November 15-16, 1851

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Identifier: DX01060994

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 22, November 15-16, 1851

Description: Comments on Pope and Mrs. Kidder.

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[words crossed out] acquaintance, Master Pope had at one period attempted prussic-acidizing himself, and all for the love of Mary Taylor, the plump and popular actress, who hath, it seems played fast and loose with any amount of young Roscuises. Well, he looks capable of it, in Faith! / He apes atheism too, and [words crossed out] Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder assumes a theological superiority over him, on the grounds of possessing some sort of indefinite belief in Deity and Bliss hereafter; — because forsooth, a being of her intellect &c &c deserved it. Amusingly impious. / Evening, drawing over night and writing till late. Some dozen or so of small cuts, rebusses and comicalities. Bed by 1.

16. Sunday. Drawing and writing till 2, then having dined off down town. The Traveler office closed so left my cargo of wood-blocks at Dunlaps over the way for Holbrook in the morning, and crossed the South Ferry to Brooklyn, found Long, and was rowed across to Governors Island. A chill wintry sunset, great slate colored clouds all above, till a strait line of hot dusky-hued yellow ended them, throwing out trees and buildings on the island in strong relief. A breeze blowing, and the waves worrying about with notorious clamor. Landing, and wrapping my new $17 coat about me, (obtained per order, in return for that

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1851-11-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Women
Actors
Suicide
Courtship
Religion
Clothing and dress
Drawing
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Diaries

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