Oscar Wilde lectured in New York last night to a large and fashionable audience at Chickering Hall. He was dressed in a black dress coat, white vest, an extremely low cut shirt, with flowing white silk cravat, black knee breeches, crown stockings and slippers. He chose as his subject "The English Renaissance," which he said was the work of the aesthetes. In conclusion he said: "You have all heard of those two flowers dear to the aesthete's heart, the rose and the lily. But we do not love them for the reason given by Mr. Gilbert, nor for any vegetable preference, but because they are the most perfect specimens of design - the rose with its leonine beauty, and the lily, the emblem of chastity and purity. Then, why look further for the secret of life, when the secret of life is art."
WHAT IS A KISS?Love's proof impression taken both before
And after letters. Oddly, too, the more
The print's repeated the impression's stronger,
And the true artist's best effects last longer.