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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 188, April 24-25, 1853

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Identifier: DX01261654

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 188, April 24-25, 1853

Description: Comments on his appreciation for ''good simple-hearted people.''

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[nin]compoop as the case may be. She [Charlotte Kidder] craves admiration of all, says the rudest things, flirts with anybody, is in no one thing to be relied on, — yet is withal [word crossed out] still spirituelle, [word crossed out] & fascinating in her wild way. [words crossed out] Common-place like & dislike, jangling, spites, hates, patched up reconciliation — what a life! / Left about 11.

25. Monday. Stirred out not at all, save for meals. Day horribly, depressingly, dimally drizzly. Felt miserable, as I always do in wet weather. Boy Jennison in and out. [Alfred] Waud came. Left him in room while I dined, found [Moses] Morse on my return. He stayed an hour or so. I don’t like the man over much. He loafs through life, — being Epicurean in philosophy. Has read, knows somewhat; has the credit for talent, talks sometimes commonplace, sometimes a pitch above it, & waxes vents mouldy puns. Seems content in the company of asses overmuch. Little Edward Greatbatch came, stayed an hour or two.

As I grow older how much reason I see to honor and love good simple-hearted people. People who are true, who are honest in affecting to be but what they are. Now Mary Ann [Greatbatch] & Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch are not brilliant people, — he, a man of [words crossed out] sense, somewhat bittered [bittered] it may

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1853-04-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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