Documents associated with: Nathan and Son
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How dare you! What means this disguise?
This was written at some time before publication in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890. A copy of a slightly different version of this letter is #11713.
Published in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890, p. 243, under the heading 'Just Indignation' with a marginal note, 'Upon perceiving the Poet, in Polish cap and green overcoat, befrogged, and wonderfully befurred'.
Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894), political reformer [more]. In his published note, quoted above, JW seems to have made a mistake over nationality, perhaps confusing the Polish patriot Tadeus Kosciusko with the Hungarian, Kossuth.
6. Mr. Mantalini
An affected dandy, a character in Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby.