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Record 33 of 71
System Number: 00762
Date: 2 July 1890
Author: Oswald Crawfurd
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C263
Document Type: ALS
QUEEN ANNE'S MANSIONS. S. W.
July 2 90
My dear Mr Whistler,
I am very glad indeed that you liked what I wrote of your book. It wd have been hard indeed
ifor me if you had not for I doubt if your work or yourself have many greater admirers than myself.
As for those three names in my article I admit that I have not seldom been in disagreement with the methods and leanings of the bearers of them, but que voulez-vous? so [p. 2] long as a man turns his spear's point against the hosts of Philistia, so long as he strikes his hardest & fights fair, one should not, I think, blame him too hardly if he breaks the ranks now & then & wears queer armour.
I hear your charming & witty work is going well and it makes me think
well better of my Countrymen.
Yours always cordially
P. S. I dare say you see [p. 3] that I am myself mixed up in a skirmish in another part of the field - but the war is the same that you are fighting.
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.
3. three names
4. que voulez-vous
Fr., what can you do?