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all caution.            I m not sure but that I m an ass and
fogy for proferring it.          I know her as she is, yet
have a sympathy and interest in her painful almost.
T would be easy enow to invent palliation, say it has
been forced on her &c, but I must pity her with my
eyes open.       I doubt not but that she has kept true
to her husband, as far as actual criminality is concerned;
but Pride and Self-Will have done it alone,   Devils
barring out other Devils.      Yet what sort of purity is that
that has had a rabble of Popes, and Ward s and Jack
Hardenbrooks & small Dods round it, talked to them,
confided in  em   bah!
  How horrible all this is, thought of in connection with 
Lotty s face.       But it s a true chapter in Life, 
so let it be put down.
  6.  Monday.  Drawing &c.     Evening with Waud
to Wallack s, there to see  As You Like It .  Very
pleasantly was sweet Rosalind played by Laura Keene,
 twas all that might be wished, save in one part;   that
she was not equal to.  I mean the scene of Rosalind s
swooning and assuming it to be  counterfeit     counterfeit,
I assure you!         The exquisite womanly tenderness, so 
struggled against, was not there.    Nevertheless there was
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and thirteen
Description:Describes seeing Laura Keene play Rosalind in ''As You Like It.''
Date:1853-06-05
Subject:Actors; Dodd, Dan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hardenbrook, Jack; Keene, Laura; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Pope; Theater; Ward; Waud, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.