1 "I hate them for it," cried Hallward.
2 No wonder Basil Hallward worshipped him.
3 Hallward turned pale and caught his hand.
4 "I should object very strongly, Harry," said Hallward.
5 Hallward got up from the seat and walked up and down the garden.
6 "I will tell you," said Hallward; but an expression of perplexity came over his face.
7 Lord Henry felt as if he could hear Basil Hallward's heart beating, and wondered what was coming.
8 "Stay, Harry, to oblige Dorian, and to oblige me," said Hallward, gazing intently at his picture.
9 Basil Hallward's compliments had seemed to him to be merely the charming exaggeration of friendship.
10 He pictured to himself with silent amusement the tedious luncheon that he had missed by staying so long with Basil Hallward.
11 "I hate the way you talk about your married life, Harry," said Basil Hallward, strolling towards the door that led into the garden.
12 He stood there motionless and in wonder, dimly conscious that Hallward was speaking to him, but not catching the meaning of his words.
13 Harry," said Basil Hallward, looking him straight in the face, "every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
14 Hallward painted away with that marvellous bold touch of his, that had the true refinement and perfect delicacy that in art, at any rate comes only from strength.
15 The sweep and dash of the brush on the canvas made the only sound that broke the stillness, except when, now and then, Hallward stepped back to look at his work from a distance.
16 After about a quarter of an hour Hallward stopped painting, looked for a long time at Dorian Gray, and then for a long time at the picture, biting the end of one of his huge brushes and frowning.
17 In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement and gave rise to so many strange conjectures.
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