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in one of his very able articles in the CHAMPION, most correctly said." If Hogarth, ever the superior painter, offered moral guidance to a "very artificial and complicated state of society," Wilkie it was claimed lacked such a "mental reach." Instead, his concern was with "the instincts, the feeling, the pleasures, the pains, the embarrassments of a very unartificial and simple one," the peasantry.
Calvet-Sebasti, in a most interesting essay, shows how Christian writers artfully tried to write in an unartificial way.
We seek and appreciate what is real, genuine, and unartificial. We not only seek those qualities in people but in the actual world in which we spend our time.
One reviewer called the siren of questionable heritage "absolutely unartificial," describing her as "Frenchy," which, according to him, "means much or little according to the [deceitful] lips from which it comes." The author does little to hide his contempt for the Jewish beauty whose "parents were Poles": She is a strange combination of the joys of youth, the natural frank abandon of the Parisian, the airs and graces of her kind of life, and of the shrewdness from the clever race of schemers from which she sprang ...