The Eroticism of Fat Men
Dowson wrote to Smith that he objected to being wept over.
I am not remarkably prosperous nor particularly happy — who is? But I do not go about in Paris with a halo of ghosts and tears, having been gifted by God with a sense — common to you and myself but to how many of our other friends? — of humour! occasionally smile, and even in Paris, at a late hour of the night, and Paris is later than London, have been known to laugh.