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	       With Nicholas.
ask Sally to be his partner, when involuntarily
glancing at Nicholas, he obtained an obliging nod,
as if to say, magnanimously,  Go ahead! I will
spare her to you this once!           Anne s right
enough, Sally s last wooer will be very savage
when the business comes to an end.    He is good-
looking, well-mannered, I think, good-natured,
but that is all; she likes the first three qualifi-
cations but wants more.    Then, too, the suddenness
of his passion makes her distrust it.     She is dis-
satisfied with him   he won t do, in fact.     At least
that s my present judgment, though I know it is
perfectly possible for a girl to ridicule a man, to
talk lightly of him up to the moment of acceptance
and after.      But Sally will hardly do this, she
may shipwreck her happiness from some morbid
idea of self-sacrifice, hardly otherwise.     She gets
to questioning and telling me things immediately
  generally suspecting that I know more than I do,
saying neat little things and sometimes surprising
one by frank girlish confidences.       To-night she
was at me about yesterday s hoax.     What had
passed between myself and Nicholas?, she knew there
was something, for he praised me directly he came
in, said I had that there (touching his forehead)
which he wanted, &c &c.     I told him he was
mistaken!  said Sally audaciously.       This occurred
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-nine
Description:Comments on the courtship of Nicholas and Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-12-14
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nicholas, John G.W.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

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.