Friday, October 6, 1882
St John Daily Sun, October 7, 1882
Oscar Wilde lectured here last night to a good audience composed of the elite of Amherst. No lecturer has
appeared before a better audience here. Parties present seemed all much pleased and greatly enjoyed his discourse on "Decorative Art." So far as the outward and visible effects of Mr. Wilde's teachings have become apparent in our social life, they have only manifested themselves as yet in an exuberance of flowers. There is nevertheless something more in the lectures of the man than he is generally credited with.
The Morning Herald (Halifax, NS), October 10, 1882, 2