[telegraph form (Fr.):]
[postmark:] BOURSE / PARIS / 3 NOV 91
P DE LONDON 2428 18 6 45 SR
PREFACE PROPOSITIONS PREVENIR DISCIPLES PRECAUTION FAMALIARITE [sic] FATALE SERRER LES PERLES BONNE SOIREE = WHISTLER =
[p. 2] MALLARME 89 RUE ROME PARIS -
PREFACE PROPOSITIONS WARN DISCIPLES PRECAUTION FAMILIARITY FATAL HOLD ON TO PEARLS GOOD NIGHT = WHISTLER
1. [3 November 1891]
Dated from postmark.
Published in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. 61, p. 104.
Matthew 7.5-7 - 'Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces'. This may refer to those who attended Mallarmé's Tuesday Salons.