A Supplement to An Inquiry Into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits, ...

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Simpkin and Marshall, 1827 - 52 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 34 - For whilst, to the shame of slow-endeavouring art, Thy easy numbers flow, and that each heart Hath, from the leaves of thy unvalued book, Those Delphic lines with deep impression took ; Then thou, our fancy of itself bereaving, Dost make us marble, with too much conceiving ; And, so sepulchred, in such pomp dost lie, That kings, for such a tomb, would wish to die.
الصفحة 21 - It is better, on this account, in graduating the bottle, to make two scratches as represented in the drawing, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the curve : this prevents any future mistake.
الصفحة 34 - WHAT needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones The labour of an age in piled stones ? Or that his hallowed reliques should be hid Under a star.ypointing pyramid ? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name ? Thou in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thyself a livelong monument.
الصفحة 20 - I have begged that it may not be printed, as that might iiijure my intended pamphlet. " I should not have written to you now so soon, had I not to inform you, that I have been so fortunate as to purchase another Shakspeare portrait. A miniature — a gem ! — in a most curiously carved frame of the time : and what makes it more valuable, with an inscription of about fourteen lines of poetry by Ben Jonson ; and signed by him,
الصفحة 34 - What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones The labour of an age in piled stones ? Or that his hallowed reliques should be hid Under a star-y pointing pyramid ? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What needst thou such weak witness of thy name ? Thou in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thyself a livelong monument.
الصفحة 19 - On the disposal of that gentleman's property, all the Parisian fashionables attended, the grand object of attraction being the bellows picture. During the sale, it was stated, that the painter was a Flemish artist, of the name of Porbus; that M. Talma had refused a thousand napoleons for the portrait ; and that on one occasion, when the tragedian had been visited by Mr. Charles Lamb, the latter, being shown the picture, fell upon his knees, and kissed it with idolatrous veneration. This...
الصفحة 33 - I'll shed, to form a crystal shrine Of all that's grand, immortal, and divine...
الصفحة 33 - These following verseg, to put under the plate [ ? ] of Shakespear, are made by Mr. Keck purposely at my request : " ' Shakespear ! such thoughts inimitable shine, Drest in thy words, thy fancy seems Divine ; 'Tis Nature's Mirrour, where she views each grace, And all the various Features of her Face.
الصفحة 14 - Southampton ; and to the bottom was appendent, when seen by the writer, a pearl ; intending to infer, no doubt, that the original was the Pearl of Men. It is with great diffidence we venture to give an opinion on a point of so much delicacy as the present ; but we must candidly confess there appears upon the face of this picture a stamp of undoubted originality.
الصفحة 30 - Avon, made by one Gerard Johnson." A note informs us that this is taken from a folio MS. left by Dugdale, now in the possession of his representative, and entitled "'Certificates returned in Aprill and May 1593, of all the Strangers, Forreiners abiding in London...

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