Ottawa, ON, Canada

MAY 13, 1882

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
05 13

Ottawa, Ontario

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PRIMARY SOURCE


Letters*,
 p.169
To Norman Forbes Robertson
[12 May, 1882] | Windsor Hotel, Montreal

Tomorrow night I lecture Lorne on dadoes at Ottawa.

Commentary:
There probably was not a formal lecture on this date.  Mikhail might have cited this date based on Wilde's letter to Robertson with the above remark.  This remark is probably a jest about 'lecturing' to a person, not an audience, as the notes in Letters p.169  refer to Lorne as The Marquess of Lorne, who was Governor of Canada at the time. 

cf. Wilde's comments to Whistler about civilizing the Marquis of Lorne in Letters p.171.

* Holland, Merlin and Rupert Hart-Davis, eds.  The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde. London: Fourth Estate; New York: Henry Holt, 2000. With permission.

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