The New English and After.
George Moore used to say of a sometime critical colleague of ours that he wrote like a man yelling abuse up the area steps at Burlington House. A friend of mine, who had the privilege of making his studies of rhetoric under the roof of the fish market at Boulogne, tells me that certain candours are there described as “des compliments de matelot,” sailors’ compliments.
© Estate of Walter R. Sickert
How to cite
Walter Richard Sickert, ‘The New English and After’, in The New Age, 2 June 1910, pp.109–10, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/walter-richard-sickert-the-new-english-and-after-r1104301, accessed 21 April 2019.