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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 53, October 12-13, 1860

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Identifier: DX01321079

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 53, October 12-13, 1860

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

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[Charles] Briggs makes a Mess of It.

told her [Sally Edwards] as much as I ought to. She professed pleasure at the clearing up and reestablishment of old relations, but, I could see, adhered to the impression of “jealousy” and “spite” on [Jesse] Haney’s part. She never credited his feeling for her lasting as it has, though it’s alloyed, embittered, not unselfish perhaps. “Didn’t he think I was getting spooney about you?” asked Sally, returning to the subject more than once.

Sally half-regrets that she may have demed a stronger passion than may be offered to her again and rebels at Haney’s repression of it — his undemonstrativeness. It’s a sad thing. Both of them want to be dearly-loved of all things; both rebel at each others individuality.

Stayed till 11 1/2, then home and to bed.

13. Saturday. To office and up again. [Manton] Marble, Spalding and [Richard] Grant White went to the ball last night, but didn’t do a line about it, being probably too great men or too lazy. They got Briggs to write it up and in [David] Croly’s words, he “funked” and made a mess of it. Never was there a more meagre, ill-written half-column of bosh than that of his manufacture on the subject in question. Scribbling in my room part of the afternoon, and writing to Hannah [Bennett]. At 9 o’clock turned out to see the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-10-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Journalists
Women
Courtship
Newspapers
Balls (Parties)

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