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things,
one's personal
dreamed-of tranquil in
 
different
world
from
the
are
so
rapid,
it
of
years
to
have
witnessed
extraordinary
attitude.
A
aspects
thirty years ago,
and
to
give
acquire an unusual
the
glare
of
the
full
significance,
but perchance partly lost in the mist of the past,
one
perspective both
systematic
records
of
the
last
I not even
own artistic
career. One's
in
various
feelings,
which
a
life.
WALTER
CRANE

College
Drawing,
Early
IV.
. 6
(1858)
...... 42
Silhouette
Portrait
Age
Cologne
Our Guide
F.
Watts
Frontispiece
Thomas
Crane
block
and
Klasing
Sketch on the Pincio, Rome,
187
i
 Diana
1884
 England's Emblem,
TORQUAY,
1845-57
WHAT
a
curious
of
Thus
viduals.
to
older
people
recalling
events
is supposed
mother
mother
water-colour
drawing
of
coins
and
seals
side—the
Gerard Swinchatte
Navy
—a
lieu-
He
was
Chester Courant
that
institution
was
built
about
he being as remarkable
was
I
possess
 
Chester,
the Book of
preceding the New
Testament a comment
means
my
father
reproduced
many
of the
never
seen
1829,
marriage
in
1839-40,
out
to
Australia
(Melbourne),
named
Bird,
but
and
killed.
Of
the
and also
to have
too.
There
are
records
of
inscribed
William
and
John
Crane,
the
 
the
most
self-sacrificing
way
to
and died
Edward Kearsley,
Francis Crane,
of Mortlake
belonged
Sir Francis
57
on
June
26,
1636,
buried  the
loth daye
have
Chester.
The
east window of Long
environ-
birthplace
Liverpool
by the
of
the
journey,
I
think residence
pretty
villa,
taste,
tall
hedgerow
elms.
which to
Near by
the
recollection of
going with
a large
cloth on
party—
father
and
into the
some lion of the
place at a dis-
small for such an excursion, in charge of the servants,
who
amused,
passed
from
my
I
but
and
the
marvels
the
superficial
decorative
floral
or
tartan
designs
of the
artifice
in
an
time.
an
a sketch
of whose
head I
toned
were
also
two
brothers
used
to
visit
the
Upton, at
walking,
too,
we
called
peculiarly
shaped
limestone
Another
feature of
along the
side of
the same
of
hemp
rope,
small
consideration.
we
learned,
and
was
far
no
doubt
the
personal
the
addition
sum
to
the
forming
The
design
the
result,
which
was
as they were not
negatives but positives upon
brick
mysterious
movements
of
the
I
can
images
of
the
two
harbour. The front
in
electro-
type
some
plaster
medals.
He
a velocipede
and
lighted,
paper
globular
covering
as I
remember; also
the Art
pic-
tures,
their
Rethel,
more academic
scious effect in
by
Frederick Taylor hang-
and
and military
to
the
white
facings
of
a
Connaught
Ranger,
and
A
son of an
of
his
uniforms,
the
Among these
my
balance
the
I had heard
stained carpet.
by
which
after
all
might
barque
or
not
four-
a
some
hall
in
I
remember
being
taken
to
whole company of the circus
generally
occasion a
gentlemen
Then the circular tent, the plank benches and the sawdust,
the feats
beyond
words.
There
was
coat, telescope and
Wellington
equally
so.
upped and at them'd ;
finally
great
audience
as
they
the
ships
in
the
harbour
one
race for the
On
the
rowing
with
the
implements
of
their
different
with
oars,
gardeners
propelling
passing out of sight
these crafts-cars,
hanging which draped
the
the
slope
behind
me,
for
I
distinctly
remember
youthful
houses of the gentry
in
May-in-the-Box.
Miss Hawkes
family.
abbreviation
 
varnish. The
joy of
the masts,
One was not without
would take two
was
called,
weather
permitting,
by
the seats, and hoisting
watching the
across the blue
enjoy Robinson
with
commonly the case.
slow-recurring
roll
cut, was also
and envy
the walls
period
occurred
deep
was
a
romantic spot about which
attributing
natural
cataclysms
was accounted
Well,
the
upon
No
of the
ramrod was
ultimately led
means being the
long and elaborate business
remember the boys of
of
the
over in the
sword-bayonet, which
never
blending
a
is even memory
headland bounding
Here a terraced footway
and seats. From here
rocks
inscription of
modern words
regular
lesson-
giving
was,
the
lady
years
later.
Torquay
at
My
mother
was
always
that
way
us
little
Gothic church with low-backed
with low church
vestry.
This
was
 
silhouettes
term
with
the
intervals
subjects,
landscapes
and
miniatures,
though
time,
and
it
for
his
talents,
and
he
found
more
unfrequent absences
was
commonly
called
was at the
1856.
My
brother
We were,
however, only
room, the
each boy could
a very
Writing from
On Linden when the sun was low, I liked well
enough,
lessons to
burden on my spirit,
violently
interfered
with
by
violent
that it
had acquired
Squeers's establish-
ment, heightened
well-known
any
very
Old Mortality (or Lord
to
remove
to
London.
I
fear
offering the best
field for an
first,
Torquay, and no doubt his residence there had prolonged his
life. It was not
giving up
in
watched the
were not
great impression,
the old
Howell
semi-detached
one,
of
the
early
Victorian
builders'
quasi-Greek-fronted
type
in
the hope.
and
permeate
the
then
green
fields
and
trees,
with
a
and
fine
at
the
the
road
 
at Notting
pleasant green bordering
the hoofs. It
building
Roman
in his work
as a painter,
Academy
in
drawing
them
my
principal
study.
I
had
Ellesmere and
horses and
white horse
fine
filled
the
print-sellers'
middle-class
houses
abundantly
never seen
exciting.
But
in the
Academy show it was
people said.
and
truthful
piece
recall
father
possessed,
and
my
hand
at
little
subjects
orchards on
must be
was Mr.
and had long
study of Donkeys
on a Common,
some
of
my
early
another
Municipal
Art
shop, one of
left on
would
give
I
gained
not
the
blowing of Sepoys
soldiers bayonet-
the
I not
at
Shaftesbury
government
of
Oudh
for
the
native
princes.
Whatever
of the railway
Scrubbs,
small farm,
near the
collie
; there
was
a
a mechanical running
backed
by
in
to
only
stops
milkmaids
the cows were
fed in the
Westminster Abbey or
impressions
the British
 
The
the
casts of Italian
design
illustrators of
residence
for
a few years ago to make
room for
houses
Road.
amuse
myself
sketches. Among
in
ardent champion of political
without
craft
of
that
time
necessary
for
those
who
J.
the
mystic
words,
was
no
I
carefully
recorded
the date in a pocket-book, and added in boyish round
hand,
events of
them
up
sort
of
laugh.
Altogether
a
to
pay
their
rent.
son
of
was already
so, especially
by her
remarkable novel,
with very
his
engraving
The
deed
Thomas
Bewick
onwards.
Linton
himself
Linton.
At
one
time
in the
it on the
easily
left hand while being
There were, I think,
a
dozen
engravers
years, to learn
he
of the boxwood
was traced in outline,
of the wood was pleasant, but I dashed off something
with
Mr.
and slowly. Rather
the
square
block
had
this way.
figures
and
of Gilbert. A
severer school was
6
on the
looked like it. Another designer whose work I
remember
founded
dinner-hour,
I
used
to
No.
185.
cartoons,
but
this artist
which appeared
Once a
in a Glengarry
the
centre,
nearly
from
the
the
mid-
pleasant
picture, and I was moved to attempt to sketch the scene
in
and
looking
 
carried on a
sometime curator of
I
engraving
of
the
He himself
old-fashioned
dress-coat
neckcloth of the
Street
I
and
shaved),
who
which
he
an
appropriate
uniform,
and
the
the new
a grey
then,
as
shakos
were
universally
worn.
I
uniform, i86c
(LONDON IRISH)
noted
other
times
as it
was quite
possessed, except
of
Scotch
terriers.
able
believe
Sir
Robert
Rawlinson
of
lithographed designs
in Chester with his brother
William, to
his
and
pastels. The grace and charm of his portraits and his
sense
of
be
generally
acknowledged
by
those
work.
Earl of
; and
another
from
Lambton
Terrace
office
Gray's
pretty
It
on the
etching, and
produced in
any
idea
of
using
presence
enthusiastic
admirer
and
than
the
before he grew
shop
rough
of one side
factory type
with small
here and there
off the
view of
windows, and
we could
Byzantine half-
for
 
up
to
under
the
to
what
I
was
at
work
Mr. Linton, he
very soon left.
of
my
In fact,
the one
Richardson.
books.
for
to
Saturdays after
the
ap-
endeavour
to
clothing.
a
veteran
acquired
considerable
strongly
and
precision.
His
and
faithful
made
no
of
animals
a
small
salary
to
be
of
Anyway, I
emerged
in
black
and
edition
of
Tennyson's
Poems
with
the
pre-Raphaelite
illustrations.
There
was
a
bookseller's
of
Oxford
street
—I
think
Bumpus's
I used
then.
I
with an office in Fleet Street. The editor himself almost
personified his paper, as he was an enormous globular person
who occasionally rolled
into the office
to look after
ally,
to
then at
Arches
when
there
was
case
Reviews,
a
book
in the Church. This book made
a tremendous
theological circles, quite
England to
hitherto
unknown in England,
them clergymen in orders,
latter was
church.
himself
the same paper to
the
distinguished reputa-
tion. I
Morton,
who
has
been
called
the
father
of the
on,
and
sort of a
old friend,
into the gulf, by
symbolical of Mr.
he
stood
stage
first
d draught
sheltered spot.
horses
understood,
apprentices
requisitioned
my
little scheme
somebody's
for
all
gentle admonition.
first
time
we
happened
upon
 
Westbourne
Park.
We
Square, close to
was a
very convenient
sisters,
of the
nucleus, or tail,
of the starry

her
birthplace.
houses and
the pleasant country
white-
wash
day an
flying cloud
States culminating in the
and excited very
 John
Brown's
Body,
however,
work
appeared
entitled
Entertaining
Things,
which
proofs,
and
through
an
old
a
little
himself, as
some drawings
for an
a ticket
for the
to
in
works
The
curious
by the occasional
;
work in.
I
became
acquainted
with
many
valuable
the
use to me in many ways. I
had an
introduction to
illustrated magazine with
engraved
by
W.
J.
share
 
days of smart
there was
a private
our favour,
It was
Green, near Lyndhurst, as
sketch out
ballad of
the ballad
discovered that our
taken
in
was supposed to have been a copy of a veritable
original which
remarkable man,
on the New
he
had
an extremely learned
;
poet as well, he found interest
and intellectual food everywhere.
One could not but
left,
I
of serious differences with
originally
and was
school
of
J.
S.
was
one
of
the
first
saw
 
needed for
necessary. This was
the Stoney Cross
get
the
knickerbockers of the day.
prominent
at
Trafalgar
Square.
Small
Taylor, who
price
him was a
and early
informing me that
portrait and
have
miscarried.
The
1864;
me at least.
works, such
as the
were two
in
glowing
sunlight
a rock by the
and
distinction.
English
the
Roundabout Papers. This was
the
George
Henry
Lewes.
I
I
felt
generally, and
he
only
received
forty
pounds
new
review,
 
had,
indeed,
very
great
charms.
Forest, and
the success of his first
book, he
my days
by the
until
1871
out
the
neighbourhqod
for
developed,
Mr. Evans was not only a man of
business
but
efforts in the
thought the
current
appealed
to a larger public, and therefore paid better, and it
was
some
time
formed
an
Through
him
fowls
of
the
birds
and
a
by the
proprietors of
had but a short
their lungs, so
condition to be a
moor above,
of
several
built
at
and leaded panes,
of
old
English
was not
power in
himself
in
remote
districts,
seemed
for
judgment
in
one's
mind.
the
essays on
circle and discussed.
of
the
London
Positivists
Society's
meetings
the Positivist
School and
in the
thought
and
progress.
These
were
and scientific
battledore
and
1866 that
admired for
and
beard,
way through
that when
a student asked him for a drawing-pin he would look
at the
sole of his boot, where usually he would find one
sticking
a well-
one's
work
and
entertainments,
de
of
young
men
and
maiden
students.
con-
in
armour
wearing
a
and covered it with
I
way
an
artist
who
It
the
Anything like a
so
rare,
one
of
change,
and
the
accompaniment
ence
some
quarters
to
be
admired
—at
and,
Burne-Jones's
very
smoothly
the same
membership.
the
poetry,
knights,
had
forlorn.
It
and I think his
is the
case of
the existing
Societies, but
at
six
so long
the New English Art Club,
but now demolished with the Old
Egyptian Hall and its mystery
and
magic,
and dark
mixed
up
with
times formed
was interested
General Exhibition
means of
from a
provincial school,
men
and
maidens
a large
At
called, I
Derbyshire,
with my
Italian composers of the
me, was
of design,
too,
that
the
a pictorial
their
exhibitions,
often
highly
romantic
and
hours,
instead
the
Harte's
some
worshipped
at
the
These remain,
our old
Torquay friends.
Mount Edgecombe,
Point being
the house and
the
war-
yachts putting
Plymouth
Sound
into
and
put
in
the
During this visit, one day
having occasion
Mount Edgecombe, W. S.
Coleman, the came up,
having the same object,
seen him
with Linton,
daughter,
mild
that.
They
under
a
Bill
for
house-
hold
thus, as they said,
Rode Hall was their
and herself
hospitable.
She
china-painting herself,
deriving her
work for
bolical figures in a light sort of
treatment
turpentine,
and
of
1867.
Mr. Randle Wilbraham was a fine specimen of an English
squire
question
relative of his, a clergyman, roundly saying at the breakfast-
table,
and Mr,
house (Norley
 
breakers
of
numbers, and sent
was made a peer.
and enfranchised lodgers
torches
notable
that he had
public appear-
about
emotions and passions
evoking
Political
excitement
ordinary work, and
this
composition on the
a cowled
priest with
and did
large canvas, and
exhibited in the
Grosvenor Gallery (in
the
International
black-and-white
art
serpents.
Hunt, Simeon
which I
notice as
success
a
a wrapper for The
by
Mrs.
Wood,
and
to
Mrs. Henry Wood at a house
on
ribbons. She had
writers.
views about
matters
which
Mrs.
Henry
Johnny
Ludlow.
During
friends,
Moreton
Hall.
time,
was
them, with a
and
real
a long
sections
of
the
detail.
Besides
painting,
a
variety
of
crafts
with
distinction,
and
powers.
writings of
Herbert Spencer
were building
to
give
who was
on the edge of
and
interesting
watch the advance
of hyacinths that
the
like
a
gracious
presence
send
I
torch
promptly
the
editor,
which
ran,
lady
Andrews,
the
however,
she
departed
on
a
travelling
but before doing
A large number
time,
saw more of, and
My cousin's name
 
landscapes,
and
man—
the
to pour through
the district at
The scenery was extremely pretty, but the lines of the
mountains generally
fine
looked like a great
the
footlights.
beginning
to
be
establish a true
kingdom
under
Victor
Emmanuel.
read
artistically-minded
which had for twenty years or
more dominated the
and
of
Greek
and
at
South
the
new
move-
ment,
many of these
The success of
doubt due—
co-operative
nature
of
the
enterprise,
few doors
Morris
visit to Iceland, which
had proved so exciting
seemed to
care to
out among
island.
which
I
on the same
a recent
one,
One
about this
a
I
rather
think
that
it
artists as Courbet
this time, and
many
years
in
London.
has
Another
adviser
Among those who visited
landscapes,
a small
forget, and
and
encouraging
success with my
than two
and the
found no
aware
of
rather
as
definite black
delicate colours, vivid
the
affianced
at
paths and rocky
life's happiest
fancy to
my work,
in the old
with her
of 1
870—7
lady,
in
Hall,
monument,
however,
placed
was
filled
with
leaden
coffins
of
an
date
beneath.
had
probably
been
surrounded
siderable pond
beautiful family Castle
Castle.
At
the
Castle
was
Mr.
restoration
work
at
wing
to
the
Castle.
the
Hon,
Charles
Howard,
Howard,
who
had
extended
to
me
so
was really
apron, as described
in the
wilds of the City one of our horses fell, and we
were soon
members
be
taken
Street, allowed
noting
the
pictures
in
the
Teniers,
Watteau
—though
what
charmed
me
more
Aix-la-Chapelle.
At
Cologne
overlooking
the
the seven
we
climbed
the
Mosel
being reddish
in
and
out
some
lovely
the
great
into
a
vineyard
at
Bingen
old stone work decidedly
of
various
the
men-at-arms
sup-
porters,
essayed to
folding altar
Barbara,
photograph for long, also
towers
of
Munich.
its
edge.
The
looked lovely
and
found
pleasant
quarters
at
honour
of
S.
Anastasia,
visit to
afternoon,
we
got
pension in the
by
the
which
Mrs.
seemed
time in so
in rather
 
round by
Bridge
of
Sighs
front
of
buildings
Mark's,
the
morning
which
city
of
sunset
SKETCH IN
character, at first
forests, and
rocky streams
Florence,
but
at
Pistoia
it
memorable cluster of
had the cast
South Kensington
had quite
a familiar
statues and
gates
Florence,
with
art.
Botticelli
was
not
 
justice
 
the light
of a
wet
morning,
mountains
raindrops
on
the
fine
landscape.
the
Campagna,
an apparte-
showing
the
ruts
biga,
after
to look at
princely receptions
in Holland
manner,
however,
Leighton
he
sympathetic one.
He at
of
here
Professor Giovanni
two
view
 
in
Water
Colours.
He
had
seemed
less
decorative
point
and
solitary
shore.
a very genial
sort of club
in turn.
Besides Mr. Vedder,
out-
rigger

deplored.
American artist
introduction
to
one
telling
strongly
beneath
the
white
of
trade (shall
There
on a
her needlework pictures, somewhat
with.
I
had
decorative
of a portrait
in a
of
George
call
one
evening.
distinguished
evening
conversazioni,
and
early
spring
at
a
view
across
the
to,
across
where
the
dome
Monte Prioli, and
up
to
the
Haig
of
Bemerside
ever
since
heard
group of
tradition
passed
be
held
pretty
hard
down on
the
ammunition
or
a
basket
and
footman
of an English
painted
lobsters,
turf of
attitude
Mazzini, whose
bust was placed in front. On either side the car marched
a line of citizens
tablets upon staves, on one of which was inscribed the
words,
upon
hills
making
sight
and
nature,
remote
past
in
the
Blue
From our hotel
on the Chiaia we looked oUt on a new world.
It was the
fervour. Large ramshackle landaus
quay, filled
of
colour
to
in in
the
red
glow
in
the
evening,
though
there
was
move
on
with
its crags
in the evenings,
and in the
flower
to
come
upon
orange
lilies
badge on
this
cape
varied
with
and a
they
hotel.
At
Capri
He
Binyon
Talmage
singularly painstaking
on that
 
( ).
what
and
pictorial
hand
to
most
things ;
the
island
before,
so
that
the
country.
Leaving
Capri
about
we
reached
Amalfi
about
eight
in
there,
Albergo Cappucini, on
architecture and
best
to
forego
our
Mr.
Jervoise,
to
Ravello,
on
the
paths
and
and full
of interest.
thirteenth
century,
an
Englishman
had
made
his
home,
the
and in further eleva-
of a huge fish and another in the form of
a
man,
and the delight of the people in watching these quaint figures
hover over
the sea
most
coyly
dipping his toes and rising again two or three times in a most
realistic
way.
Cappucini,
the
order,
ing the sea, a
and a cloister
hotel has
since been
gola on a
mountain
stream
in its
rapid course
the
staves
pigs in the
a
bathe
was
very
enjoyable,
the
forty thousand parch-
to contain upwards of
was also a picture-gallery containing
works
Within our
flew
straight
with thickets
ments
of our journey. After a night at Naples we went on.
Between
the
railway
make
too
card
in
a copy of a
Vatican—the group of
the
corner
of
had obtained permission
Legros
did not
very congenial
I
should
both worked
very fluent
copying the fresco,
a very cramped
and
in solid black.
in his company.
design, conceived
figure swinging
from
the House of
disappeared.
The
place
was
be obtained,
collection.
This
commissioned
me to paint him a similar subject, which I afterwards carried
out
yard for the Hon.
 
(Miss
Bell,
painted, being among
rather too
be
pulled
up
the
Carnival
little
household
I remember being well
Colonna
to
send
circle.
The
event
visit to verify the fact and to see that no
deception had been
all
went
was
most
gratifying,
I
Our
14th of May,
England.
Our
droop rather, and already
private
she decided to
found.
I
Howard,
for
whom
the
world's sad cries,
the
wife
and
also
Hammersmith, until
Sussex, and
with a
associated
having used it
now
of
nest in Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush, then a country lane
leading from the
level on a
 
These
houses
pleasant
the garden,
studio.
Here,
up
housekeeping.
Our
at Beaumont Lodge, at
J.
Poynter
and
gave us
Stanhope,
for
whose
work
I
tone
tree,
in the
Academy. Mr.
his
method
Stanhope was,
to revive.
to
appeared robed and crowned, her train held
up
by
amorini,
maidens;
and
which
shown seizing one of
from
wintry
weather.
The
of,
some
of
in
subsidiary
detail
that
E.
J.
Tarver,
an
architect
and paint a
Palace
Gardens
(Mr.
also, later,
subjects being from
J.
Tarver
was
a
friend
of
Mr.
panel,
and
Hermione
discovering
many years.
Hythe,
we
had met in Rome, who had settled there in a pleasant
country house
tennis, called
sounded
like
played
our
little
Beatrice.
now, and a drive by coach ofsome eleven miles was
necessary.
It
had struggled
the
were
and commissioned
Peep
and
faces being formed
and was even
imitated in its
main motive in
to
book being
famous Punch artist),
expressing his
suspect was
valentines.
The
some
early
designs
by
Kate
Greenaway
had nothing
of
the
book,
and
I
caught—not the measles
for many
scope
in
decorative Christmas
appeared
other things he designed
attended a
picture produced
ground.
serving
Waterlow (now Sir, and President
of the R.W.S.)
of the Royal
organised in the winter
which
many
amateurs
(of
whom
he
himself
was
afternoon, with
the
studies and sketches
few
in
regard
to
the
distinctly
that
I
remember
it might
it. I
sat
another
figure
(Winter)
in
my
and
in
turning
to
back to me
summer
of
1875
I
J.
of Omar Khayyam, translated
Burne-Jones,
in
and
in
the
Burne-Jones and
he
showed
John
Morley,
who
had
lent
to lend
though
I
acquired a
extra-
general aptness
of its
the
quatrains,
of
I
under
the
afterwards
issued
as
volume
While
actual
was
established
in
Exhibition
(sister
Street, and
At
also
started,
and
attracted
monosyllables,
and
his
smooth
face
romantic
Queen's
the monotony of
pictures, and
Dudley,
being
not
re-
covered
her
health,
involved
with
piece
of
a
decoration of the
dining-room at the
Palace Green house.
a
series
of panels of different lengths, but all, of course, of
the
designed by Burne-Jones
but
be
painted
in
on
the
En^^twed
on wood
feeling
of
THB GODS RECEIVING
Cut by William Morris
separate picture,
carried the
in
position
on
caricature,
of
course,
and
when
expense.
The
work
the event,
occasion to leave
we
afterwards
joined
design. Mr.
room
the Hon.
and
Archibald
scale. One of the
woods,
and
to
advanced, steadily
escape, but the sportsmen
scream
in
the
stable-yard
at
moors.)
numbers
Wortley, who was
sportsmen), carefully
feathers
as
courtyard.
in
alto
Keeper
cum
varied the
proceedings in
the
a
the
woods,
each
driven
the open were
I presume
flowing between.
Both these
works were
made what he termed
a
pur-
chaser
was
to
be
returned
Burne-Jones's pictures
wonder.
Some
of
their
com-
Crane's
can be
learn
the
execution
workmanship.
up
genuine
of Mr.
I
never
thought
cooler
gallery, and
extended part
such as
Merlin
fine
works
by
at Cremorne,
brought by the
in a
verdict for
Alma Tadema.
decisive
line
in
opposition
to
the
have,
revolt against
the sup-
well
as
objects
of
an
vulgarise
the
by the
curious legend of
year, we had
met for the
(now
Sir
and
J.
C.
Moore,
the
eldest
brother
of
the
Square,
No.
8,
a
charm-
and
quite
I
at Beavor
Lodge, in
among
whom
pupil in
to
afterwards
Mr. Evans's
and it was
being
most valuable in the practical details of cost and make
up,
I was
with the
pages in
relation to
the
exi-
gencies
brow of
a half-timbered
on
a
a
five-shilling
was an
finding it wanting
thousand, and,
considerable
knowledge
of
music,
both
ancient
perhaps I
publishers
ascertain whether
I would
to
I
did
not
care
for,
publishers.
This
I
thought
quite
but
of
illustrations
H.
S.
seated.
 
the good news. I trust she will
go on well and make
a
I
Write soon,
and
I
will send you a P.O. order. Do not postpone this, as
the
workman
dis-
was at
of
Tenny.-
son
the
place
himself,
which
must
remember
the
to
dinner
at
the
Rev.
Stopford
 
which
a's,
and
audience
had
1
known
repeat it.
some disparaging remark re-
might be peaceful ways
some
suspicion
that
but
little
appreciation
canvas he would growl (according to Morris),
 
1 This
powers
low
way of speaking did not
suggest
the
his
drawings,
betrayed
a
glimpse of such qualities. He consulted me as to his
plans
by
as regards
out at a and
that
Jack
Built,
for
time.
charming illustra-
Irving's
house of
taste
to
some
journal, on a
so
anything but a quiet
with much
am not
now. No such book
what
it
would
come
the
is satisfactory
drawing—
the solid
form. I
side
black lines of
paint
would
narrow
on
to do Bruno's
fear
the
he sent
not nearly
by
rather
line in my
I can well under-
stand that after Tenniel's
mutual
friend
them while
Du
in it,
I
designs were
as characters
in the
versatile
artist-novelist.
I
 
 
 
meant
Venice says
heard from
get home. I suppose
 
and
my
sister
again
little visit
the wonders of
for New
and
fountains playing
enough.
that looked,
blown
over some
fantastic palace.
yet accomplish in
a
furnish
a
in need of
started him
the
sun
and
circular
of
the
and
the
fender.
design
I
had
made
for
Messrs.
Jeffrey
panels
I
also
decorated
by
figure
affixed,
treated
as
a
most
(I
think
The
following
letters
characteristic
are very
them.
The
the conclusion
application
of
scientific
observation
Hon.
G.
seeing
him
distinct figure
in a
house
always full of
Conway,
Matthew
Arnold,
and
Oscar
Wilde.
Insti-
spoke
the
middle
classes,
had a
constantly cari-
one time
or
rather
the
modern
favourite
of
Society
ALBUM
DESIGNED
nV
WALTER
also
befooled.
He
even
He would have
but could not
perverted
De
Profundis
as well
and there
times with
his wife,
he
edited
Little
Folks,
a
magazine
shown a
usual at
book,
and
they
wanted
a
or
lost
; and
now,
sooner?
a
appears
against
are
allusive
to
passages
of such
Stevenson brought
out, through
Travels with
wrote. It gave one
wore white
black ones.
cloth as
at this time
was
Professor
J.
associating words
forcing a child to
sounds
which
issued
as
a
supplied
He
field
of
as to what
the
methods
of
teaching
to
and
age,
both
as
to
manners
and dress. He was a friend of Mr. Louis Huth,
and
my picture-books,
which were
Duke
to
draw
School of
London house
cocoa.
I
also
peacock room
artists,
think, as
or
fact,
though
much
Ruskin,
he
undertook
to
the owner
to
purchase
it.
On
another
good costumes, and
the
handsome
house
a background
Mr.
house-warming
Campden
Hill.
Each
guest
her name
in a
I think, most of the
artistic celebrities of London. The stream
of many-coloured
costumes on
a complete
been
quite
symbolic
  I
Rousell,
a
close
friend
of
cordial way
me
to
Whistler,
illustrated
gift-book.
Forest
lover
illustrations for
the whole
fortifiable
stone
house
of
the
Yorkshire,
with
the
object
of
seeing
Rievaulx
Abbey,
the
landscape
painter,
who
methods and
of
stand in
design.
said
wing,
but
Webb
of Ancient
had some
rides about
old town
an unusually
cold and
March. North-easters prevailed generally. The
Forest,
how-
leaves and bracken, also
The First
with
the
were afterwards
feeling about
 
I have had the enjoyment of writing it, and that is
after
all
I may be
 
mid-nineteenth-century
design
house
stood
divested
of
trees.
a hearty
the
hill
to
see
the
leaning
against
a
tree,
as
I
afterwards
learned,
who
to account
had
exhibited
in
the
Grosvenor
a
the national
will
arrange
I
understood,
Chelsea.
the
to my friends
machine
to be signed by
are
for
and
and how
can I
country
 
would
not
appear
extreme,
alone
could
I
vitality.
but
now
each Friday
is spent
knock
into
Edwinstowe
to
Cromer,
a
cluster
of
square pinnacled
had three,
January of
this year—
summer
(1881).
Slade professor
met
in
simply dressed
in the
main
first,
to
recognise
their
aim.
He
Seeley
in,
a
family at
a
very
front, the
shining in
and
the charm
England.
I
from
The colour of
inside the house, with
the Haus Mdrchen
of whose
as
white, and
all were
visit from William Morris,
at
design) with
out large
for a
is cotton
it.
cotton, we can do
do my best in
planning his
Road.
Mr.
George
me to
the
hall.
I
had
The
:
the circles in
moon
design (in one of the circles) of Sirens, after the
traditional treatment
seen in
arrangement
did
by Lady
two
frieze
room..
There
and
to
the
Grosvenor
that
with
the designs in The
able
to
keep
Holland Park quarter
interesting.
It
it
a
certain
character.

panelling
framed
though
enlivening shock administered
and playing
leaving
it
familiar in
rapid speculations
river,
Totness,
to
Dartmouth,
the
feeling
in
Yorkshire.
Smith
a holiday.
two parts
met
Sir
Wilfrid
Lawson,
who
Hon. Charles
was
brought
a
step
Commons
as
my
time
enough to
say that
;
hear
you
found
your
human
am
old days
question
of
decorative
art.
the
was able
more effectively
and
to
Master
architect,
whose
early
death
was
 
first
meeting
was
at
Mr.
a certain
the
drifts
of
snow,
and
many interesting
Edward
Smith
to Italy. Rome
was his destination,
tomb of
sculpture.
Mazzini's
tomb
was
of its
country
English plum-pudding at
not been
currants.
which
discover
considerable
changes,
notably
I stopped
at Poggibonsi,
complete
with
thirteen
I
and
as
I
train
I
science,
together,
catch the train the yard of
bread
was
son
who
had
been
born
house for
an old manor-house,
a modern
country residence,
and there
So we
furnished
pages
spared
charming
there
was
border
enclosing
the
Malcolm Lawson's
Marzials from
the old
musical gifts.
accomplish-
ments.
and
taste,
both
in
bits, and
To
year
I
had
the
me.
desired to
unsold I
shall find
justified in offering you
I
but I may have
like
the
F.
Watts
old house,
I
know
I
no chance of
disposing of your
picture, will you
wanting money
might think
of
written about
letter.
She
being
tell you what
really
in
he never saw
such an exquisite
far oil,
And,
by
the
bye,
Mrs.
Merritt
asked
I
mean
[^First
of
May\.
The
process
of
graphed.
If
me ?
reeds
to Mrs.
me,
if
you

stand
intention
of
:
 
qualities
with your
permission, give
it to
always regret not
always
then
'
just
but
for
children.
antique
make,
fifty-
about
the
lawn with some satisfaction, but I do not think he ever set up one
for
himself.
complained of the
pavements and the time it took to get out of
London,
and
to
the
wheel
as
remember saying that
pull
to
think
found myself
once,
posted
towards
and
in
—or flat asphalted
Germany,
took
the
most
friendly
and
even
for
and
carried
a
Another
whose
early
of
Madame
Helbig's,
and
Davies, known
He
used
also
to
had
me
to
try
my
; but
I
never
took
William Davies had
to Rossetti, was
and
I
remember;
Mr.
Ridley
Alfred
the tide was just about turning with him at that
time, after
his
of
Gilbert to the front. He seemed to me always to show a
tendency to waste
sense of unrest and strife, as
if with
emerged from
now
had
friends.
The
letter
from
Dr.
Nevin,
who
was
photograph of
without
formal
break
painted
frieze
flat
oil
colour,
each
to take
a studio
My
were
was
very
appreciative
about
the
designs.
I
underneath
He
at
this
was
Mr.
Wentworth
hand-weaving
and
to
have
died
while
hunting
return there
mosaic cartoons
execution
of the photographs from
Kind
remembrances
to
Mrs.
of Persian
Buller
women, with
a view
Nevin
(on
donkeys
there might
be beneficial,
but
the
hotel,
our little son got
did not
to make
from well when we
on
to
in
looked grave, and said that if she went on it would be at
considerable
risk,
clouded
the
sunshine
and
out of
June
5,
1883.
I
illness
time afterwards, and
autumn we paid a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull
at their charming
Derby-
sister,
had
of
1883.
 
had sent it in a silver instead of a gold
frame,
the little fishing inn at Lead
Mill.
There
valley,
but
time
had
hosts
at
be
interest-
Rome the
winter before,
abused
the
Dudley committee
joined the
Institute, or
rather were
elected into
it, I
work there
their exhibitions in the
picture
completed
and
exhibited
the
and
complex
the
till the
Tottering
Eld
farther
down
the
frail
the
mourners
weep
and
here.
It
refers
to
put
the
whole
having
some artists. He
any
rising
geniuses
two
years
later
:
 
or heard
ill,
his
it seemed desirable
'
was so
hope you will
try to see me soon if you are still of the
same
mind
the Cambridge
(Dr.
Scotland,
spending
three
of Mull with
lodge
at
on the historic ground celebrated
by
of
I
to Tobermory,
at
that
of
the
North.
mountains, intensified
when the sun shone was very wonderful ;
as also the sudden
changeful
sky, the mountains often appearing to be suddenly wiped out
or
hidden in veils of rain, and as rapidly disclosed again in
pearly
nuggets of gold in the sunshine and the
extraordinary trans-
had
been
appointed
relieving the effect
gerald's
Till,
storm-possessed,
And drifted
gold,
In art and poesy
the copy of
blush ; and
Joe
say.
remember
The
don't
him
about
a
we gaze,
Wrapped in
gratifi-
cation
to
sonnet I
shall be
explanation
or
but
a
the
colour
and
inventive
pattern,
I
even rudeness,
class
of
me into a
correspondence with Morris
I stated
very kindly
difficulties
Socialist
position,
which
became
Capital,
were
also
among
the
most
political and social
Federation and
and desire to
him very influential
officer, and very
of
was very much
and did excellent service
on
writers
how
far
it
was that,
them, William
think Mrs. Aveling,
Sunday
evening
questions were
asked, and
discussions followed.
It was
Kelmscott
interchange of
lecturers and
have
appealed
to
among
the
number.
I
for the
SCHOOL
their
methods
disguised
as
sympathisers
attended
the
Socialist
meetings,
was
would
compromise
themselves),
object.
But
and
I
Shaw himself
whether the
of
Socialists
work for
'
the Arch-
bishop of
for
sedition.
It
is
not mind
so,
we
will be able to help
us
lost
Morris
he played his
too bluff.
There were
the
song
that
help me
book
average,
with
plenty
of
variety,
him.
—Yours
fraternally,
His
large-hearted
humanity
and
service
Mr. Catterson Smith,
Birmingham
School
frequently took part
also, and
Wallas,
scences are
and
was
Latterly
International Peace
met
Mr.
Keir
I
had been connected
Secretary,
the
commun-
istic,
a
them.
Mr. Hyndman
described the
Walter Campbell
change as
being advisable:
I
call the lady
the weekly
the
quite
sacrifice
is
capable
political
to protest
against the
prisoners
At a
of
disperse
no proof
produced that any of the accused had thrown the bomb,
certain
of
the
the
square,
where
the
meeting
was
to
enthusiastic
Socialist
and
in
solid
and
John
Burns,
but
all
square, which were full
whom
had
improved
by
the
frequent
charges
inoffensive crowd.
I narrowly
mounted police and so injured
that he died in the hospital shortly afterwards. I never saw
anything
more
like
real
spite
of
could not
disperse them,
as after
the Strand—they returned
magistrate riding
months.
Mr.
Asquith
defended.
may have the
on
bail.
 52
eat and
drink seem
'
as
many
with
faithfully,
speech
Linnell,
on
Bow
Street.
An
tingents
with
their
banners,
March.
It
was
an
impressive
those
in
the
procession.
In
connection
with
meetings
 
authors
and
John
them.
I
remember
a
large
durance,
and
him, and he nearly
the Irish members
he
among the professional
a
and persuaded
to retire.
the
certainly
was mutual.
Both were
made
common.
looking
A
case he
from him this letter
December lo
worth the wear and
of this very
in order to argue with it, and also I suppose
Life
is
people.
Pall
suppose
patience, and
go in for
wise.—
Yours
very
truly,
William
Morris
strength of
London
Police
Courts,
over
which
smith
Branch
of
the
League,
the
authorities
at
the
time,
the
magistrate's
the police, resisted
of
the
unusual-
said
after-
wards
that
it
was
the
done
so
now
words
to
July
i,
8,
22,
29,
showing
recollection of our
Argyle Square
memories, to
me at
from William Morris that
Oxon,
is
at
go
saying, and gives
mankind what was meant for a party—that party being
yours faithfully,
to
—but asleep.
and
exhibition
belongs
the
lid
lurid sunset,
before
So
compelled
1887,
which
was
placed
behind
the corridor.
master,
W.
J.
Linton,
who
sent
pet
dog,
who
was
somewhat
shy.
OWN
^SOP
said.
was finished I sent him a copy, and he wrote
from
 Newhaven,
Conn.,
U.S.A.
December
6,
1886
I
shall
have
one copy
my lines
(even had
you taken
of fair
profit to
his fingers'
St.
over
the
Norman
of
fine
Bishop's
chapel.
interior
given
here.
The
rocky
To
return
early
establishment
in
was to have taken place on May
2, 1884,
a sort of masque to repre-
sent different epochs art
Bordone
in
her
crimson
gown
as
front
stood
Titian
J.
have written
asking her
wanted—
a
clean-
the
 
Titian,
but
may be
better now.
in the group,
these as you may
 
 
writes that
wish
to
raise
me to the Papal chair, when I had expected to
have
was an allusion
married,
so
I
one of which
he is good
in
my
was Fiammetta. Miss Galloway of Manchester was
the
Paris
an
angel. My eldest son
Leighton
painted
the
late
Mr.
J.
and Mr. E.
portrait of
the young
before
it
was
into
was
altered
into
a
I
come
and
your
acquaintance.
sold
with
the
King's
from Homer,
These were given in the season at rince's
Hall
(the
Holiday
been given
regard
to
a
change
in
her
the house
of Agamemnon
your
is concerned
in your
doing
is a moment in a
continuous dramatic action
hands
as
of
felt that something
the newspapers
the subject
became a
May
1886,
all
will
be
selecting
committees,
their own
Holman Hunt
at the
have but
enjoyed
National
and
comprehensive
Exhibition
of
of
will consent
of carrying
out this
will
be
few
days
yet
to
Mr.
of my
powers of
help, let
me say
good place
for a
in mind, but
to
shine
outside
absolutely
care
with conditions
or recom-
of outsiders,
but be
Royal
still worse
positions. Knowing
would be
obliged to
institution
having
elected
Millais
to
the
to
them,
of
contrary, only recently
of
its
opponents
for with
kept up, and
Burne-Jones could
not be
was elected
principle
adopted
by
the
Academy
others
take
to
very
the
Academy
says
triumphantly,
of age,
at
the
last
to
is true
contemplated,
worthy.'
Of
the works of
hanging I
Continental
schools.
There
though
beneath
national
recognition.
healthy.
The
rest
last
selfish one.
what
it
can
to
save
imminent
among
the
artists,
move-
ment,
and
the
meetings
nicknamed
not
attend.
Mr.
Oscar
Wilde
and
active Secretary
brother,
Mr.
Leon
Little,
was at Southwold.
London.)
Mr.
S.
J.
Clausen,
series
of
correspondence
on
the
subject
discovered
that
the
majority
were
too
and the
some three hundred signatures. With Hans Breitmann one
might ask,
be
Society.
been
better
art in the
ascendant,
and
and
took
counsel
to
be
taken
his
Limited
comprehend
all
the
He had
up
Continent
its
possibility.
Threatened
still
and
—since
our

institution,
rooted
outsiders
of its would-be
Cross
earnest
workers
a
further
their true
position in
commonly
called
in the autumn
Common
Life,
I
experiment
was
continued.
under
the
chairmanship
We
list of
without
interest
as
arts and handicrafts
chance opportunities as
chance
of
the
attention
and
tend
 
the test of
be sought
 
head if
it is
dying at
the root
our artistic
The
name
be
given
in
addition.
 
but
the estimated
further guarantees are invited to make up a further sum
of
;^Soo.
The
we venture
by
crafts,
lectures
me
toward
subscribers
poems
through
Elkin
Mathews,
designed
frontispiece.
a University
a while.
was an
enthusiastic member
of the
Arts and
Crafts Exhibition
sympathetic personality, and
of
 
arts.
fruitful source
of differ-
he
called
written by
him from
Rococo
work)
quoddy
the
directions
for
fine work,
the pattern salient in
varnish,
quite
French author
begged like
to see
you cannot
swamp
jumping
from
reading
it
is
very
much
like
swamp
walking.)
of
Oriental
find
middle-aged
and
exceptional
with her
baths—in which there are private as well as public
rooms
the Pest
cholera there
per diem.
old
S.
I have
I
am
have
here,
to thaw
the
manual
send them a
Crane.
Mr.
to
contribute.
South
Kensington
by Mr.
repeating
frieze
for the library.
Painters
in
of
this
from
Sir
J.
D.
Linton
(who
had
previously
tried
contain-
Henry
selected students,
Royal
that you will
yours faithfully,
Fred Leighton
work in Germany.
 

once
a
month.
remember
Mr.
Quaritch
saying,
in
time
I
remember Oscar Wilde was present on one of these occasions,
and
 
first appeared
Wilde who took us to
visit
with keen interest, and
sort of
chased
one
into
the
glow
write
this
sonnet
like hopes of morn
forlorn
Of
born.
voyage
^
the
architect,
from Italy
three years
reasonable bounds.
sickness,
and
have
not
more
in
reasonable myths
of the
 
tables
of
all
Yours
sincerely,
Philip
Webb
board,
official visit
one
I was with Mr. Baker in the saloon
looking at a map when
we heard a loud
able-bodied
enable the passengers
Gibraltar harbour, on
weight and the
unfortunate sailor was
boats
were
but
only
his floating cap was picked up. It was supposed that he
must
A
encountered as
knock people over in their
deck-chairs and keep others
was wonderful^—
summit. Soon the
disclosing the little
of touts, drivers,
the
giving glimpses of out-of-the-way
down the
coast from
stations,
and
the
Albanian
dress
with
as occasionally
with
rather
outside. Here
and there
a
pigskin
full
At
in the
blazing sun ;
view
effects of
at
Corinth
way
easily
forget
arrival, the iirst
upon
the
important
work
appeared,
and
it
dust (mostly
the noble
out),
the
mountain
with
mules
by
a
stones,
but
camomile,
and daisies both yellow and white, a kind of blue
orchid,
and
for luncheon at a
oaks, olives, and
cypresses. I noted
summit of Pentelicus
covered with white
We duly
the
Theatre
the
the feet in front,
ground
could
lamb
the town for the
were put up here and there for
the
dance, quite in an
famed
of interested
my part),
each party
the shop
there was a
Turkish
fez
touching
at
country and fisher folk
extremely interesting in variety
horned
the
The sculpturesque forms of
silhouette as the sun passed behind them.
We
reached
in
the
centre
of
famous
archaeologist
at
and bare country;
careful
a field, bordered
by a row
amiable.
Her
Ireland
under
see, far
down, the
ants, and
appearing almost
ing
playing on a
wards,
round
the
Peloponnessus,
passing
in the
churches and
women,
singularly
arrayed
in
a sketch
the custom-house, the
stages
homewards,
resting
at
Locarno,
before
taking
I should have mentioned that in the spring of 1888
(Sir)
resigned in 1886
suggested
it
me
but quite
up.
 
Colour is
close at
would
your art, and
who so fit'
he
painted
in
oil,
was not in
Gallery in
Some
correspondence
appeared
in
the
papers,
including
letters
from
(Sir)
Hall^ in the step they
were
in the
E.
R.
dedicated
to
pianola.
him a dinner, in
the Gallery on
a sound and
Academy
supported
the
Gallery
by
their
works
the
Academy
once,
however,
and
one
become
a
brand.
Among
other
work
upon
In the
autumn of
Liverpool
University,
of
trade
and
to
success, however,
and the
our craftsmen
into artists.
art, and arts and crafts, and each had its section
and
special
chairman
of
the
Academy
and
Congress
artists'
tournament,
severely handled.
some
way of dinners
a striking
seemed
as
if
performed
dressed
in
Lome (the
inaugural address
possible
perhaps
outside
at the same
 
a very
gaze, and
speaking.
by
for me, and
at the
time. My
for saving the
residential flats ;
Hotel. The
the
treatment
of
firm's
at the
at
their
a
Sunday,
among us while
late,
and
Mr.
Emery
beautiful examples of
draw upon Morris's
took up the