He showed me with pride a fine boy of five years. We had some talk of old times, of his visit to America
; I reminded him of the vermilion balcony at which he laughed.”
[Wilde had complained that the usual pronunciation of these words was prosaic.]
.... Mrs. Oscar Wilde
asks us to take tea on Thursday; she has invited Walter Pater
.... Have writ to James Bryce
. To see Oscar Wilde
's play, ‘Lady Windermere
's Fan,’ at St. James
We went by invitation to his box, where were Lady Wilde
and Mrs. Oscar
The play was perfectly acted, and is excellent of its kind, the motif
not new, but the denouement
original in treatment.
After the play to call on Lady Rothschild
, then to Constance Flower,1
who showed us her superb house full of treasures of art.”
came and took us to Alma
's beautiful house and garden.
He met us very cordially.
came. She was Wendell Phillips
's adopted daughter.
I had a pleasant talk with her and with Mr.Hughes
and Mrs. Hughes
, whom I charged with a friendly message to Thomas
After this to Minister Lincoln
's Fourth of July reception.
, Daisy Rutherford
's husband, was introduced.”
Elsewhere she says of this visit to Alma
“His charming wife, once seen, explains some of the features of his works.
She has yellow hair of the richest color; her eyes also have a primrose tint, while her complexion has a pale bloom of its own, most resembling ”