'Miss Brougham,' said Sellers at last, spitting out the words, 'has confined herself to the purely commercial side of my work.
'At least, according to the late Sellers. But, I say, tell me, isn't the deceased a great artist, then?
When Sellers savaged the cat in a manner which should have brought the S.P.C.A.
To make his position as critic still more impregnable, Sellers was now able to speak as one having authority.
He had finished the 'Child and Cat', and had taken it to Epstein together with a letter of introduction from Sellers. Sellers' habitual attitude now was that of the kindly celebrity who has arrived and wishes to give the youngsters a chance.
Whenever Annette came to his studio he was either sitting in a chair with his feet on the window-sill, smoking, or in the same attitude listening to Sellers' views on art.
'Don't you consider Sellers a great artist, then, even now?'
Beverley, his artistic growth still under a watchful eye of Sellers, said he had never had any doubts as to the success of the thing from the moment when a single phrase in it had so carried him away that he had been compelled to stamp his applause enthusiastically on the floor.
Sellers' demeanour towards her was that of an old-established inmate welcoming a novice into the Hall of Fame.
Do you think Mr Sellers will settle down again cheerfully to hack-work when you stop buying his pictures, and he finds out that--that--'
'If a Glasgow millionaire mayn't buy Sellers' allegorical pictures, whose allegorical pictures may he buy?
'Your mind is dwelling on the prospect of living in a house decorated throughout with Sellers' allegorical pictures.
Those remarks of yours about fools' paradises were not inspired solely by the affairs of Sellers. But it beats me how you did it.