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Record 6 of 14
System Number: 04246
Recipient: William Ernest Henley
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N3
Document Type: ALd
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[sketch of cylinder, top right]
To The Editor. N. O. -
I have just read
that most complete gem the very angry How exquisitely funny is the picture drawn for us by your friend Mr. Haines - Mr Haines-Jackson's little letter to you, about Mr Ruskin drifting into bad company! and as who should say Hob nobbing with one Degas!! - - in a Piccadilly Saloon of which he had hitherto ever spoken or written in terms of aversion & contempt! -
But now what can be droller than this! & what shall you say to Mr Haines &c Jackson that shall convey
to fully our gratitude for what sympathetic and rollicking joy delight at this spectacle of rollicking irrelevance which we over here should have missed altogether but for Mr. [Haines?] Williams indiscreet letter - - (I have now translated - for what is more beautiful than Zealous indiscretion - What a common place darkey Ham, but for his rollicking repro indiscretion under almost similar [circu?] ma foi -
3. N. O.
As far as is known no version of JW's letter was published in the National Observer.
4. Mr Haines-Jackson's
Charles Haines-Jackson, correspondent in the National Observer .
A mis-interpretation of Genesis, suggesting Adam's son Ham was black.
8. ma foi
Fr., my goodness.