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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 167, September 16-19, 1850

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Identifier: DX09612608

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 167, September 16-19, 1850

Description: Discusses the end of Charles Brown's courtship of Annie Ward.


Doepler there. Walked home with [Charles] Brown. Writing all the Evening.

17. Tuesday. Finished letter to [William] Boutcher, and then out at 11. A call at the Day-book Office; seeing [George G.] Foster, then returning, calling in at Fox’s of the Arbour, about making a drawing of him for publication. Returned with naught to do. Reading in the afternoon, writing at night, and now am going to bed, at this present.

18. Wednesday. To Mott Street, about an advertisement for a person to go to the South American coast as partner in exhibition &c. Wouldn’t do. Met Brown in Chatham Street, and walked up to Nassau together. Called in at Laurie’s, then back. Rest of the day in doors and dull enough. Brown this evening, as appointed has his last evening with his lost Annie [Ward]. It’s ended now, all his pleading in vain, (she has listened to friendly comments on his past escapes, besides the main point.) She did not love him, I think, or would she have analysed and sought other judgments than her own; yet for all that she is a pure hearted creature, [words crossed out]. Yet better thus than wed and this afterwards. How hatefully true is the adage of the result of Familiarity? I can now see Browns fault’s; — egotism the mainspring of them. He talks of wedding for money now — (he will not do it, but should he think it.) Still I like him. More perchance than he does me, for he seeketh not to sympathize with my anxieties. Well &mdash God mend all. My egotism, too, for I’ve no small share of it.

19. Thursday. To N Orrs, to Richardsons (Engraver,) to

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-09-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Books and reading


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