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System Number: 02478
Date: [April 1881/1883][1]
Author: Lillie Langtry[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L15
Document Type: ALS

I shall be delighted to assist at yr breakfast.

Great fun. -

Arent you sorry for [p. 2] Oscar[3]? They dont seem to treat him very seriously do they? & why does he wear knee breeches? like Bunthorne[4]?

Yrs & adieu.

Lillie Langtry.

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1.  [April 1881/1883]
After April 1881. Dated from reference to Oscar Wilde and Bunthorne (see note below).

2.  Lillie Langtry
Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), née Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, actress [more].

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

4.  Bunthorne
Reginald Bunthorne, the poet-aesthete character in the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta 'Patience' was allegedly based on Wilde (and also on JW). It opened on 23 April 1881.