The Shame of Oscar Wilde; From the Short-Hand Reports

The Shame of Oscar Wilde; From the Short-Hand Reports

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... went there and saw Wilde. The witness explained that after he saw Mr. Russell, the solicitor, on March 30th, he did not visit Taylor, nor did he receive a letter from Taylor. Sir EDwARD CLARKE.--" With regard to a certain dinner at which you were present. Was the gentleman who gave the dinner of some social position? " WITNEss.--" Yes. " Mr. GRAIN.--" Taylor sent or gave you some cheques, I believe?" WITNEss.--" He did. " Mr. GRAIN.--" Were they in payment of money you had advanced to him, merely? " WITNI=.ss.--" Yes. " Mr. C. F. GILL.--" The gentleman--' of position '--who gave the dinner was quite a young man, was he not?" WITNEss.--" Yes. " Mr. GILL.--" Was Taylor, and Wilde also, present? " WITNI: ss.--" Yes. " Mr. GILL.--" In fact, it was their first meeting, was it not? " WITNEss.--" So I understand. " Mavor being dismissed from the box, Edward Shelley was the next witness. He gave his age as twenty-one and said that in I891 he was employed by a firm of publishers in Vigo Street. At that time Wilde's books were being published by that firm. Wilde was in the habit of coming to the firm's place of business and he seemed to take note of the witness and generally stopped and spoke to him for a few moments. As Wilde was leaving Vigo Street one day he invited him to dine with him at the Albemarle Hotel. The witness'kept the appointment--he was proud of the invitation--and they dined together in a public room. Wilde was The Notorious " Dorian Gray " 43 very kind and attentive, pressed witness to drink, said he could get him on and finally invited him to go with him to Brighton, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760964
  • 9781236760968