"I had an agreeable lunch (bad grub & cold room) with V.P. who is a fiery particle, and a queer Miss Thompson who was with her. My admiration of her book was of the points rather than of the whole surface. Bully sentences; though 'soundness of tissue' on the whole may not have been quite satisfactory."
In a later letter, Wm claims of Paget: "She has the temperament of genius as few have it. But how rare is effective genius!"
|Sargent once again, this time of "Miss Thompson,"|