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Islington August [[1?]]3 [[insertion]] [[1881?]] [[/insertion]]

Dear Sir James
Your message, which Lady Marian duly transmitted [[ome? once? over?]], affected me profoundly. Indeed I do not know that I have ever been more startlingly affected save once perhaps when I inadvertently touched the coil of a two horse power Grove's battery.
  In further allusion to your message I may admit that I have frequently pondered upon the  auspicious suggestiveness of our last meeting. You will remember that it took place in the Felice! But [[how? find?]] far more suggestive, under
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