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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 127, May 26, 1852

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Identifier: DX01115539

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 127, May 26, 1852

Description: Discusses a visit with Lotty Kidder.

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out a walking with “Jack Hardenbrook.” So she [Charlotte Kidder] sat down & we talked awhile, & then to the piano, & she sang to me. Presently in came Albert Alfred Brown. [word crossed out] And so the time passed, Lotty singing again and again, with all & more of the old enchantment about her. She gave “Auld Robin Gray” so sweetly & touchingly that I would fain have wept at it. And there she sat, with that clustering, jetty maze of ringlets, [word crossed out] those bright, sparkling wild eyes, lit up with such a smile that one’s heart ached with a sort of yearning admiration, wonder & pity for her. Divine little, frank, impulsive, generous, selfish, wayward, beautiful girl what a damned no-result is thy life, and will so continue. A wife — and now, virtually a widow. I wonder what sort of cub the fellow [John Whytal] was. How did he win her? By the old snare, I suppose. Cant of adoration.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-05-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Songs
Women
Music
Piano
Performance
Courtship

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