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said he is not strong but good for ten years more at any rate - being only 54 -  Then the wonderful events of his finally very successful carrer was told as only devoted followers can tell -  Afterwards I was asked about Mr. Whistlers health - as he and Henley had been long time friends.  I said I was afraid mr Whistlers future years would not number ten.

The next night -(Saturday) Mr Henley died-!!!

On Monday morning, I was present when Mr. Whistler was told of Henleys death.
(The doctor thinking it wiser to

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tell him)

With only a wavering tremor in his voice he said "The sundown splendid and serene Death!"

"Send a flower and my card-"

I should not want to lose interest in the things of life in [[strikethrough]] to [[/strikethrough]] which was used to participate [[strikethrough]] in [[strikethrough]] and think [["k" written over unknown letter]] more of, but, on the other hand, there is pleasure in the thought that as the pastimes of youth flicker, new joys, particularly those of the real heart and better balanced mind creep gently and surely in.
Think of Henley, Rodin and Whistler during the last quarter of a century!!!
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