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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 44, February 24, 1852

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Identifier: DX01096269

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 44, February 24, 1852

Description: Comments on his mother.

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of her. There’s as much difference between the two [Rebecca Kidder and Gunn’s mother, Naomi Butler Gunn], as between the clear blue sky of heaven and a the [word crossed out] wall of a jakes — I can’t fancy a better, nobler and truer heart than my mothers. She would have made a braver and better man than I am — infinitely so. And yet a kinder, more dearly affectionate feminine nature exists not. [words crossed out] How well she loves her children, what a true deep belief in God, and Heaven, and Faith has she. She’d beg or starve for us, I know, — ah, what would she not endure? What a true, good loving daughter was she — not one of all of them so justly dear to the heart of that poor old woman. I don’t think Leigh Hunt’s mother, exquisitely as he praises her, equal to mine. I don’t believe there’s a better woman

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
Religion

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