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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 72, October 19, 1852

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Identifier: DX01208507

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 72, October 19, 1852

Description: Comments on Charley Brown's visit to Lotty Kidder and their broken engagement.

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to the others. Gave him [Charles Brown] the sofalid of my huge bed-box, and the buffalo skin, which with a pillow, he slept famously as did I. Up by 8, dress, lavation, newspaper, down town to Goslings for breakfast. Quitted Charley in Nassau Street & to my room [290 Broadway] & drawing, hard till sunset, only going out to dine, as wont, at the Shades. Charley came at about 3 1/2 stayed an hour, and gave me the owing $4.50 for the washerwoman. I’d preached to him about it, & he evidently mistrusted the permanence of his virtuous resolves. / He told me of his Boston sojourn extensively, steady employ, more “love” scrapes. Woman [Beatrice Prideaux] of Italian extraction this time, — some relative of hers against it, she wanted him to wait — he would “sell” himself (by waiting) for money. So it goes! [words crossed out]

With hey ho! the wind and the rain!

With hey ho! the wind and the rain!

(He had called yester-day at Beach Street & saw Lotty [Kidder]. [word crossed out] Civil & dignified on both sides. She was, it seemeth to blame for breaking off the “match” with Charley, inasmuch as she wrote him word to “regard her as a little wayward sister, who was only dazzled by his attentions!” Albeit it matter little which side of the merry-thought broke first in their loving feeling. Asses! all asses!

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-10-19

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Debt
Diaries
Marriage
Women
Courtship
Artists

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