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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 212, 1860

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Identifier: DX01356245

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 212, 1860

Description: Poem of Gunn's composition about Sally Edwards.

Transcription:

193

Sally [Edwards].

(I wrote the following lines, which may properly form a part of this record, in consequence of the heroine asking me to contribute something to her Album. [Jesse] Haney and [Edward] Welles had, while “Tommy” [Nast] furnished a drawing. I offered to follow his example, but that wouldn’t do. On my further representing, half seriously, that I should write take her for the subject and write something she wouldn’t care about admitting to the publicity of her album, of course her request was stimulated. So I produced the following which didn’t go into the album and which will hardly be completed.)

At the first glance you think her plain:

Look at her countenance again.

“Girlish and pleasant, that’s all,” you say,

You see prettier faces every day.

Girlish and pleasant and slim and tall;

With a ready speech and a smile for all;

Her clear-cut profile, calm and fine,

Looking best in repose. A curious line

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Poetry
Women

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