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They will admire Walter Pater's , but will read an essay by Matthew Arnold without
giving a moment's attention to the elegance , distinction and sobriety with which
he set down what he had to say . The dictum that the style is the man is well ...
admire if you would be a person of culture and not a British philistine were Walter
Pater and George Meredith . I was very ready to do what I was told to achieve this
desirable end and incredible as it must seem I read The Shaving of Shagpat ...
Pater's attitude towards the life about him , cloistered , faintly supercilious ,
gentlemanly , donnish in short , repels me . Art should be ... But Walter Pater was
a feeble creature : it is unnecessary to condemn him with intensity . I dislike him
not for ...
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