Nicholas wooes through the medium of Charles Reade
rather corroborative of Sally s estimate of him.
(I borrowed the book to read, when she wanted
to rub the pencil marks out for the second time
but not vehemently.)
May ye be rich wi the rich upon the airth a
your days and wi the puir in the world to come.
Heaven bless her! She reads our best authors
and never forgets a word; and she tells me beauti-
ful stories, sometimes they make me cry, for her
voice is a music that goes straight to my heart.
What is to keep my heart warm when the sun is hid!
The weak love to temporize.
Oh! these little iron wills!
Life x x x is mended with sharp stones.
A halo surrounds her we love, and makes
beautiful to us her movements, her looks, her
faults, her nonsense, her affectation and herself.
Amusement is the end of being. (!)
And he had the mortification to find that she
had neither an ear nor an eye for him.
I fancied you the first time I set eyes on you.
x x Women of every degree are often one solid
mass of tact.
A good deal to much on your knees, friend
Nicholas. There are exceptions to Jerrold s axiom
asserting that that position is the best one for taking
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirty-two|
|Description:||Regarding passages in ''Christie Johnstone'' underlined by Nicholas.|
|Subject:||Books and reading; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jerrold, Blanchard; Nicholas, John G.W.|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen|
|Description:||Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.|
|Source:||Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.|