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Record 20 of 152

System Number: 06788
Date: [January/February 1885?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Lillie Langtry[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W777
Document Type: ALdS[3]

I wish to say to the lovely Lillie how charmed I am with the

O! most lovely Lillie -

I am indeed flattered and delighted to be present at your rentré[4] [sic] of triumph and success - Long bef Long before now, would I have been to renew my allegiance and to declare my joy at seeing you more beautiful than ever - but I have been ill like an ordinary mortil [sic], - though always

Your devoted

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [January/February 1885?]
Dated by drafts on verso of JW's 'Ten o'clock' Lecture, given in February 1885.

2.  Lillie Langtry
Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), née Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, actress [more].

3.  ALdS
This letter appears at the foot of a large sheet of notes for the 'Ten o'clock' Lecture; the rest of the sheet is not transcribed here.

4.  rentré
Fr., return.