System Number: 10039
Date: 1 February 
Recipient: Charles Augustus Howell
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Document Type: ALS
Señor Don Boabdil
Come like a good fellow and dine on teusday [sic] next -
2 Lindsey Row
Friday Feb. 1.
1. 1 February 
1 February was a Friday in 1867. This letter, though not the first from JW to C. A. Howell (see # 02807), marks the beginning of their close relationship.
Abu Abdullah, or 'Boabdil', the last Moorish ruler of Granada (1482-1492). JW's source may have been Washington Irving's The Alhambra, 1832.
6. Fleur de Chelsea
Fr., flower of Chelsea. JW and Rossetti were neighbours in Chelsea.
7. the flowin bole
Popular quotation, from 'Come landlord, fill the flowing bowl/ Until it doth run over [...] For tonight we'll merry be' (Oxford Song Book).