The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, Band 3


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Seite 71 - The other Shape — If shape it might be called that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb; Or substance might be called that shadow seemed, For each seemed either — black it stood as Night, Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart: what seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
Seite 182 - Or view the Lord of the unerring bow, The God of life, and poesy, and light — The Sun in human limbs array'd, and brow All radiant from his triumph in the fight ; The shaft hath just been shot — the arrow bright With an immortal's vengeance ; in his eye And nostril beautiful disdain, and might, And majesty, flash their full lightnings by, Developing in that one glance the Deity.
Seite 184 - This draws new clients daily to my house, Women and men of every sex and age, That bring me presents, send me plate, coin, jewels, With hope that when I die (which they expect Each greedy minute) it shall then return Tenfold upon them ; whilst some, covetous Above the rest, seek to engross me whole, And counter-work the one unto the other, Contend in gifts, as they would seem in love...
Seite 112 - And, from the middle darkness flashing out, By fits he deals his fiery bolts about. Earth feels the motions of her angry god; Her entrails tremble, and her mountains nod; And flying beasts in forests seek abode: Deep...
Seite 10 - 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.
Seite 322 - A Letter to the Committee for raising the Naval Pillar or Monument, under the patronage of the Duke of Gloucester," and followed it up by making " a Sketch for a colossal statue of Britannia Triumphant.
Seite 3 - 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.
Seite 257 - 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.
Seite 142 - The wise man wagged his head — growled out, " Bowwow-wow," and strode to the dinner-table. " The bust," says Smith, " is a wonderfully fine one, and very like, but certainly the sort of hair is objectionable, having been modelled from the flowing locks of a sturdy Irish beggar, who, after having sat an hour, refused a shilling, saying, ' I could have made more by begging, God bless your honour.
Seite 64 - How firm established on eternal truth; Fervent in doing well, with every nerve Still pressing on, forgetful of the past, And panting for perfection...

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