… You might drop into the Dowdeswell place and casually say to Master Walter, "You remember pointing out to me a paragraph in the Gallignani by ______. Have you noticed that almost directly after and when he seemed to be in full blast of brazen impudence and success, signing his spurious "Art" articles in full, has ceased altogether! - CURIOUS isn't it! That is all! Hear what they have to say! &c.
1. [April 1893]
Dated by journalist when published in The Times, 27 November 1923.
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more], had been writing for Galignani's messenger. JW had written to his lawyer George Lewis (see #02556) to have him write to that newspaper's proprietors to have Ford removed (see Lewis to Sewell and Maughan, 2 March 1893, #02558). Evidently in this letter JW felt he had succeeded in his aim to dislodge Ford.