When I tried to explain Shamus to the "Girl of my Dreams," I succeeded only in picturing an amusing and drunken gangster. She seemed to think he was an "Undesirable Character," so I guess I unintentionally stressed the rougher side of the diamond.
Sullivan, James W.
Manuscripts: Vol. 13
, Article 24.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol13/iss4/24