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	    A prophetic Joke.
might be more prosperous, he hoped with econo-
my that &c &c   in short played the common-
sense accepted man to the life.  How did Anne
know, he asked, that he had not consulted Mr and
Mrs Edwards? what had Anne to allege against
the engagement?   Why only a year ago  upspake
Anne,  you were making love to Sally!      Both
the girls were bristling with indignation, (I am
not writing entirely by Sally s account as will ap-
pear subsequently) Sally flushed and tremulous.
Said she  And were you in earnest?       There
was a look of pain in his face then that made the
girl regret, deeply, that she had uttered the words.
He carried the matter off well enough, with,  Why
you have no interest in the matter, you know  
you don t expect a man to remain single always,
because he has been rejected by one girl?    That
dashed her.      Eliza was wroth, too.     Said she:
 he ll be proposing to me next!        Matt wasn t
present at the first onset, but she kept silence
or held down her pretty head and giggled subsequent-
ly and Jack enjoyed the joke enormously.     Fr
a couple of days the girls were completely hoaxed,
their undeceiving only arriving in consequence of
Haney s fearing papa and mamma might hear
of it.            Sallie thinks Haney has changed in his
estimate of her, supposing her not so  insensible 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page eighty-four
Description:Describes a joke on Anne Edwards created by Jesse Haney.
Date:1860-11-02
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Practical jokes
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.