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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 43, February 24, 1852

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Identifier: DX01095801

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 43, February 24, 1852

Description: Comments on Rebecca Kidder.


beleives [believes] nothing — save a frightful egotistic fancy that hereafter must be happy for her [Rebecca Kidder], as she deserves it. It’s no liking for social pleasure that bids her summon visitors round her — sheer vanity. She’ll talk one dead. She’ll tell the same incident in the same words fifty times. She’ll utter the tritest trash with the air of inspiration. She loves nobody in the world. Were her daughter [Charlotte Kidder] to die tomorrow she’d play solemnity with the best effect, and derive an importance and pleasure from it. She’s full of spites and infinitesimal hates. [words crossed out] Her vanity can never forgive. She will compare herself with Lady Macbeth or Gulnare and see no absurdity in it — [words crossed out] I wonder what my Mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] would think

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-02-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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