KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
As you assume the responsability [sic] of the paragraphs, you accept the odium that attaches to their perpetrator -
I have nothing to add to my first letter -
J. McNeill Whistler
If from among the dead you take your example, you must have chosen Thersites. —
James Davis. Esq.
1. [23 October 1886?]
This is a draft (or possibly a copy) reply to Davis's letter of 22 October 1886 concerning an obituary of Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more] (#00257). There is a second rough draft, with the same wording, of the same letter (#00258).
A 'whoreson cur', a scurrilous Greek in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.