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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00259
Date: [23 October 1886?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: James Davis[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B34
Document Type: ALdS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
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[3]. —

James Davis. Esq.


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Notes:

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).

2.  James Davis
James Davis (1853-1907), dramatic author and journalist ('Owen Hall'), editor and proprietor of The Bat [more].

3.  Thersites
A 'whoreson cur', a scurrilous Greek in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.