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He went on munching his bread and butter. He did not know what power it was in him that prevented him from making any expression of regret. He felt his ears tingling, he was a little inclined to cry, but no word would issue from his lips. You needn t make it worse by sulking, said Mr. Carey. Tea was finished in silence. Mrs. Carey looked at Philip surreptitiously now and then, but the Vicar elaborately ignored him. When Philip saw his uncle go upstairs to get ready discount football kits birmingham for church he went into the hall and got his hat and coat, but when the Vicar came downstairs and saw him, he said I don t wish you to go to church tonight, Philip. I don t think you re in a proper frame of mind to enter the House of God. Philip did not say a word. He felt it was a deep humiliation that was placed upon him, and his cheeks reddened. He stood silently watching his uncle put on his broad hat and his voluminous cloak. Mrs. Carey as usual went to the door to see him off. Then she turned to Philip. Never mind, Philip, you won t be a naughty boy next Sunday, will you, and then your uncle will take you to church with him in the evening. She took off his hat and coat, and led him into the dining room. Shall you and I read the service together, Philip, and we ll sing the hymns at the harmonium. Would you like that Philip shook his head decidedly. Mrs. Carey was taken aback. If he would not read the evening service with her she did not know what to do with him. Then what would you like to do until your uncle comes bac.Philip and, as soon as he thought he was seriously distressed by the refusal of his picture, he set himself to console him. It was notorious that discount football kits birmingham the Salon had refused pictures which were afterwards famous it was the first time Philip had sent, and he must expect a rebuff Flanagan s success was explicable, his picture was showy and superficial it was just the sort of thing a languid jury would see merit in. Philip grew impatient it was humiliating that Lawson cheap chelsea kit should think him capable of being seriously disturbed by so trivial a calamity and would not realise that his dejection was due to a deep seated distrust of his powers. Of late Clutton had withdrawn himself somewhat from the group who took their meals at discount football kits birmingham Gravier s, and lived very much by himself. Flanagan said he was in love with a girl, but Clutton s austere countenance did not suggest passion and Philip thought it more probable that man united sharp shirts he separated himself from his friends so that he might grow clear with the new ideas which were in him. But that evening, when the others had left the restaurant to go to a play and Philip was sitting alone, Clutton cam. e in and ordered dinner. discount football kits birmingham They began to talk, and finding Clutton more loquacious and less sardonic than usual, Philip determined to take advantage of his good humour. I say I wish you d come and look at my picture, he said. I d like to know what you think of it. No, I won t do that. Why not asked Philip, reddening. The request was one which they all made of one another, and no one ever thought of refusing. Clutton shrugged his shoulders. People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise. Besides, what s the good of criticism What does it matter if your picture is good or bad It matters to me. No. The only reason that one paints is that one can t help it. It s a function like any of the other functions of the body, only comparatively few people have got it. One paints for oneself otherwise one would commit suicide. Just think of it, you spend God knows how long trying to get something on to canvas, putting the sweat of your soul into it, and what is the result Ten to one it will be refused at the Salon if it s accepted, people glance at it for ten seconds as they pass manchester united adidas originals if you re lucky some ignorant fool will buy it and put it on his walls and look at it as little as he looks at his dining room table. Criticism has nothing to do with the artist. It judges objectively, but the objective doesn t concern the artist. Clutton put his hands ove.
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