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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 42, February 24, 1852

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Identifier: DX01095334

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 42, February 24, 1852

Description: Comments on Rebecca Kidder.

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returned. Wrote awhile in the evening, then to Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. Lotty [Kidder] there. Verily the musty old proverb “No fool like unto an old one” is true. Mother thinks of following the folly of the daughter going on the Stage. I never saw such [words crossed out] overweening conceit as is manifest in this woman! [words crossed out] I never have perceived in her aught but the pettiest, shallowest, most trashy apings at sentiment and feeling. She’s horribly hollow! Self ever dominant, and that too with a pretense at enlarged sympathy, and intellect most ridiculous to see. What does she live for? Does she know what Existence is? What a waking up to some reality she may [word crossed out] hereafter experience. She

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-02-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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