this is very sad! With our James vulgarity begins at home, and should be allowed to stay there.
- A vous,
1. 24 November 1886
Date of publication in The World. This is a response to JW's letter to the Committee of the National Art Exhibition, [17 November 1886], #11406, which was published in The World. JW replied on [24 November 1886], #11408. The letters became increasingly acrimonious and less funny.
This transcription is from the text as published in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890, p. 165, under the heading 'Quand même!'.