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الصفحة 226 - ... them the figure of their deliverer in the well-earned triumph of his important victory, from the whole of that grave multitude there arose an involuntary burst of gratitude and transport. They jumped upon him like children on a long absent father.
الصفحة 12 - There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
الصفحة 6 - In good earnest the very frame was worth the money, there being nothing in nature so tender and delicate as the flowers and festoons about it, and yet the work was very strong; in the piece were more than 100 figures of men, &c. I found he was likewise musical, and very civil, sober, and discreet in his discourse. There was only an old woman in the house. So desiring leave to visit him sometimes, I went away.
الصفحة 308 - John Flaxman, RA PS, whose mortal life was a constant preparation for a blessed immortality : his angelic spirit returned to the Divine Giver on the 7th of December, 1826, in the seventy-second year of his age.
الصفحة 297 - We possess, in England, the most precious examples of Grecian power. The horses of the frieze in the Elgin collection appear to live and move, to roll their eyes, to gallop, prance, and curvet — the veins of their faces and legs seem distended with circulation; in them are distinguished the hardness and decision of bony forms, from the elasticity of tendon and the softness of flesh. The beholder is charmed with the deer-like lightness and elegance of their make, and although the relief is not above...
الصفحة 44 - Canova was struck with its beauty — he stood before it full ten minutes — muttered his surprise in his native language, passed on, and returning in a few minutes, said, " That is one of the noblest statues I have seen in England." If the sculpture can be reproached with being too vigorous and active, the poetry of the inscription makes ample amends ; it is not only dull, it is dead. It was written by Paul Whitehead, and came recommended by Sir Henry Fermor, who gave five hundred pounds towards...
الصفحة 117 - Johnson, to see the bust of Lord Mansfield, when the sculptor vociferated, " I like your picture by Sir Joshua very much. He tells me it's for Thrale, a brewer, over the water: his wife's a sharp woman, one of the blue-stocking people.
الصفحة 7 - Gibbon to Charles II., who was too indolent to search for genius, and too indiscriminate in his bounty to confine it to merit ; but was always pleased when it was brought home to him.
الصفحة 304 - The earth, the heaven, the sea, The sun that rests not, and the moon full-orbed : There also all the stars, which round about, As with a radiant frontlet, bind the skies ; The Pleiads and the Hyads, and the might Of huge Orion, with him Ursa called, Known also by his popular name, the Wain.
الصفحة 219 - Long with soft touch shall Damer's chisel charm, With grace delight us and with beauty warm ; Forster's fine form shall hearts unborn engage, And Melbourne's smile enchant another age.

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