The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volumen5


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Página 108 - Are you really my son Esau, or not?" 22 So Jacob came closer to his father Isaac. When he touched him, he said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
Página 105 - A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost,' being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horseshoe nail.
Página 105 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Página 156 - But bringing up the rear of this bright host A Spirit of a different aspect waved His wings, like thunder-clouds above some coast Whose barren beach with frequent wrecks is paved ; His brow was like the deep when tempest-toss'd ; Fierce and unfathomable thoughts engraved Eternal wrath on his immortal face, And where he gazed a gloom pervaded space.
Página 51 - when he was pointed out to me at a public meeting, where a great crowd was assembled ; I got as near to him as I could from the pressure of the people, to touch the skirt of his coat, which I did with great satisfaction to my mind.
Página 29 - Origin of Painting ; or the Corinthian Maid drawing the shadow of her Lover." The youth is sitting ; he keeps himself firm with his left hand, extends his right gently round the waist of his mistress, and holds his face in repose ; the maid sits on his knee, places a lamp with a clear steady flame, on one side, touches his chin modestly with her left hand to keep it in its position, and with her right guides the pencil along the outline of his face, which the light delineates in shadow on the wall....
Página 213 - It ought, in my opinion, to be indispensably observed, that the masses of light in a picture be always of a warm mellow colour, yellow, red, or a yellowish- white ; and that the blue, the grey, or the green colours be kept almost entirely out of these masses, and be used only to support and set off these warm colours ; and for this purpose, a small proportion of cold colours will be sufficient.
Página 18 - not much unlike a monkey in the face," some wag, whom he had offended, stuck these Hnes on his door : — " When a man to a fair for a show brings a lion, 1' is usual a monkey the sign-post to tie on ; But here the old custom reversed is seen, For the lion's without and the monkey's within.
Página 110 - ... Cooper, the American, was in Paris at the same time : his looks and manner seemed to announce a much greater man. He strutted through the streets with a very consequential air ; and in company held up his head, screwed up his features, and placed himself on a sort of pedestal to be observed and admired, as if he never relaxed in the assumption nor wished it to be forgotten by others, that he was the * American Sir Walter Scott. The real one never troubled himself about the matter.
Página 223 - I have neither been extravagant nor profligate in the use of it ; neither gaming, horses, curricle, expensive entertainments, nor secret sources of ruin from vulgar licentiousness, have swept it from me. I am in every thing, but the effects of utter carelessness about money, the same being I was at Bath. The same delight in pure and simple pleasures, the same disdain of low enjoyments, the same relish for whatever is grand, however above me, — the...

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