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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 49, September 22, 1852

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Identifier: DX01201638

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 49, September 22, 1852

Description: Describes Lotty Kidder.


when she’d throw her little head back, and laugh outright, unrestrainedly, with [word crossed out] her pretty mouth & white teeth, — pearls set in coral. I wish I could draw Lotty Kidder’s face. She looks best in profile. It is not regularly beautiful, — one might cavil at it, — her complexion is not clear, — slightly [word crossed out] freckled; — but how infinitely more fascinating than a hundred faultless beauties. Let me see whether I can sketch her in pen and ink detail. Forehead, neither too high nor low, nose — decidedly nez retrousee pretty enough; mouth — delicious. Ah! the sweet upward [word crossed out] curve of the upper lip, the round ripe beauty of the lower. And her chin is [words crossed out] singularly beautiful. Eyes, bright, [word crossed out] hazel and lustrous with animation, fringed by delectable black eyelashes, fine as drawn by a pencil, and involuntarily suggestive of eastern pencilled eyebrowed [word crossed out] beauties. Cheeks soft and rounded — most deliciously so when she smiles or laughs. [words crossed out] This face framed by a maze of jetty curls, was beside me all that pleasant evening!

Alas [words crossed out] that this delectable little creature should be — as in sober sooth she is — a little snob! [word crossed out] Vain, fickle in liking & disliking — pettish and petty — I’ll write no further against her —

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-09-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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