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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
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