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	     About Sally and Myself.
ghost of mortified pride, affection   what you
will   could walk thus long.     It seems spite-
ful!  says Sally, and draws the just inference
that she did right in refusing him.  By this
conduct he has removed himself farther off than
ever from the girl s sympathies.       I have drop-
ped into confidential relations with her natural-
ly enough; pretty Matty s occasional sulkings
and Eliza s proneness to offence at trifles
render getting along with them difficult and some-
times unpleasant, often my natural impatience
rebels at the attmpt.         In a manner too, she
is alone with them; what wonder if we make
common cause of it and chat for hours toget-
her?       She don t care for the girding ^|at her| she says.
In truth she can hold her own with singular
ability and calmness.          I have often
thought that hate is only love turned
inside out, and Haney s case goes to corrobo-
ration of the axiom.      He is exasperated
at what he considers her  perfect indifference  to
him, and tells her sisters of it!         When Miss
Ann entered the room, at about 10 in the eve-
ning, and behld Sally on the sofa and my-
self sitting near her, in a chair, just
as we had appeared an hour and a half pre-
vious, she looked expressively and going over to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and ten
Description:Regarding his friendship with Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-09-03
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.