It is in this word-painting that he is surpassingly admirable.
I was a little scandalized at the idea of your calling the book "word-painting."
The word-painting is obviously inspired by Keats, for whose work he had an intense admiration.
"We will take your word-painting instead," said Mr. Arlington.
In all attempts at word-painting there remains something that defies description, that will not be portrayed by language.
Now, word-painting was the very thing that Baudelaire avoided.
No word-painting can give an idea of anything so unlike the usual phenomena of our temperate zone.
Kipling, for all his word-painting, is hardly a miracle of grace.
The magnificence of the mountain region baffles all attempts at word-painting, as it baffles the art of the painter.
He is a great artist, and word-painting is not the least of his many gifts.