be at Lukashevich's--very necessary.85--My reply is laconic, but the orchestration is right under my nose, and so, etc.--excuse me. I firmly press your hand.
I am inventing Grabbe Spunskij.86
Why is there no word from you about the health and powers of the dear Orchestra [ Nadezhda Purgold]?
Friday Jan. 7, '72
MOST DELIGHTFUL généralissime,
Tomorrow, Saturday, at the Purgolds', beginning at 8:30 P.M. we are going to pull Boris by the hair. Naturally we shall meet, naturally we shall have a talk, naturally it will be pleasant for me to see the dear généralissime, naturally it's always pleasant for me to see him, naturally I've chattered too much, and I may be too late with the news --naturally I finish the letter.
Dyainka, [February, 1872]
Such is the pastille extracted yesterday by Korsinka from the belly of the Directorate for our use:
|Lower Loges||16 Febr.|
|No. 2 on the right|
and this pastille was extracted on the occasion of The Stone Guest 87____________________