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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 127, November 22, 1860

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Identifier: DX01353123

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 127, November 22, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.



Sally [Edwards] “down on” Tommy [Nast].

in the seat behind us. A farce succeeded the play, in which Miss [Pauline] Cushman appeared also. The little revelation about Nast’s previous flame and Rochester expedition has effected a good deal, not to his advantage, in Sally’s mind; she returned to the subject and compared herself to Tom Pinch on his discovery of the true character of Pecksniff. I defended Tommy, arguing that at his age the passion and the ignoring it was natural, if he had been older he might have known the chance of discovery rendered it the wiser course to admit the folly. “But,” said Sally, “if he did it once, he may again with some other.” Nast has evidently told unnescessarily strong fibs about the matter. Sally broached the subject as soon as possible. “I expected to see a redness of the eyes indicative o, in a mild way of crying,” I suggested, “you bore the confirmation well and characteristically — have you spent the night in burning up letters?” “What have you got in your head, now?” she asked, laughing but curious, and then fell to talking of Nichols’ gratification at a compliment she paid him. I swear there is nothing more delicious, more exquisitely interesting than this looking-on and into the character of girl-hood; there is always something to discover, to amuse and

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Rochester, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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