The Hague, August 7, 7.16 p.m.
Perfect! A bijou! A little masterpiece most delightful to me. The gracious thing said, glistening in the daintiness of the saying of it. Never has amende become by its courtliness more like knightly favour! On n'est plus grand seigneur!
1. 7 August 
Year date from date of publication.
On 3 August, JW wrote to the Morning Post from The Hague to contradict the tone of a report on his recent serious illness. The Post immediately published his letter (Whistler, James McNeill, 'Latest Bulletin From Mr. Whistler,' The Morning Post, 6 August 1902, GM B.95; #09458). This note is JW's telegraphed response, which Dunn also decided to publish (see Whistler, James McNeill, [Telegram From the Hague], The Morning Post, 8 August 1902, GM B.96). Also published under the heading 'Encore, Mr. Whistler' in St James's Gazette, 8 August 1902. The original telegram is untraced.