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	    A delicious Compliment.
on cheaper terms.     Parton used to ridicule Haney,
to make all kinds of fun of him  to the Edwards,
long ago   now he, Jim, is often sorely in
need of sympathy, he has become alive to Haney s
value.                Did I feel at all like Penden-
nis towards Harry Foker, when the latter is in
loe with Blanche Amory?   Well! yes, a bit of
it.     It s a compliment that is irresistibly flattering
to a man s self-love to find that a girl likes
him better than one who has offered all to pur-
chase her liking.     I told Sally that it must be
a matter of surprise to her that I didn t fall in
love with her, which she denied on the complimentary grounds
of  not enough in her  to provoke it.   This fron
a handsome girl of nineteen to a man of thirty-
four, too!        Ah! Sally!   God find you some-
one to love you with all his heart and brains to
understand you and let us be dear friends al-
ways!     Would you like Hannah, now? and
how would she be affected towards you?, especial-
ly when acquainted with these little episodes  
Query!                        I have never sketched Sal-
ly s portrait and here it is.           She has a very
fine, clear cut profile, calmly reticent in expres-
sion, dark hair, which might be thicker, and
eyes of a very indefinite color, as most clever wo-
men have.      They are of the light gray order, but
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and thirteen
Description:Regarding his friendship with Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-09-03
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Books and reading; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; 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.