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System Number: 11389
Date: [14 November 1883][1]
Author: Oscar Wilde[2]
Place: Exeter
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Published
Document Type: PWc[3]

From Oscar Wilde,

to J. McNeill Whistler, Tite Street. -

Punch[4] too ridiculous - when you and I are together we never talk about anything except ourselves.

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1.  [14 November 1883]
Dated from date of publication in the World (see below).

2.  Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more].

3.  PWc
Published in the column 'What the World Says' in the World, no. 489, vol. 19, 14 November 1883, p. 16, together with JW's reply, #11390. Reprinted in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890, p. 66, under the title 'A Correction'. Published in Holland, Merlin and Rupert Harte-Davis, The complete letters of Oscar Wilde, London, 2000, p. 220.

4.  Punch
The item in Punch concerned the actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Mary Anderson, whom Wilde had recently seen in Romeo and Juliet; see 'Counter Criticism', Punch, vol. 85, 10 November 1883, p. 218.