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System Number: 04177
Date: [1893?][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: George Moore[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M447
Document Type: ALd

110. Rue du Bac - Paris -

My dear Moore -

It is really too bad that you should write as though only he who runs would read! - You owe yourself an abject apology - to say nothing of what amends you should make to me - -

Your infernal journalism with its improper unbecoming[3] haste continually spoils what might be brilliant work to remain - The hurry of the journalist newspaper man is over it all you seem to think hope will be equalled to the haste of the reader - that the reader will have no time to notice you scramble in and out of blunders, misunderstandings and gross contradictions as you rattle along thought through some of the prettiest most excellent of your chapters[4] -

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1.  [1893?]
Dated by the address and the reference to 'chapters' (see below).

2.  George Moore
George Moore (1852-1933), novelist and art critic [more].

3.  unbecoming
This word is added at the top of the page and connected to the text by a line.

4.  chapters
This may be a reference to Moore, George, Modern Painting, London, 1893 (see also #09306).