Documents associated with: Gilbert, Alfred
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Which means my dear Bunthorne that I knew you amazing! - but I did not know you
were more amazing than I! -
[butterfly signature] -
Dated by signature.
3. Je te savois brave
Fr., I knew you were brave but I did not know you were braver than I - your king'.
Henri (1553-1610), King of Navarre (1572-1589) and Henri IV of France (1589-1610).
Grossmith had played Reginald Bunthorne in Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta Patience when it opened on 23 April 1881. The character was a caricature of an aesthetic dandy, based on popular images of Oscar Wilde and JW.