Mr. WALPOLE: So let me see if I’ve got it right, this line of beauty, you believe that it’s the key to art, a sort of ‘grammar’ if you like. As simple as that, a simple line?
Mr. HOGARTH: As simple as that? It’s hardly a grammar! I’d call it more a symbol, as language is as series of symbols which need not represent true meaning …
Mr. WALPOLE: It seems I understand very little if anything at all …
Mr. HOGARTH: I’d like to think I know enough.