ARTIST--"I'd like to devote my last picture to a charitable purpose."

CRITIC--"Why not give it to an institution for the blind?"

"Wealth has its penalties." said the ready-made philosopher.

"Yes," replied Mr. Cumrox. "I'd rather be back at the dear old factory

than learning to pronounce the names of the old masters in my


CRITIC--"By George, old chap, when I look at one of your paintings I

stand and wonder--"

ARTIST--"How I do it?"

CRITIC "No; why you do it."

He that seeks popularity in art closes the door on his own genius: as he

must needs paint for other minds, and not for his own.--_Mrs. Jameson_.