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Record 14 of 19
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.