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Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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...
Page 29 - Allan ever painted. The subject is the old poetic dream of the " Origin of Painting ; or the Corinthian Maid drawing the shadow of her Lover.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 41 - While Peggy laces up her bosom fair, With a blue snood Jenny binds up her hair ; Glaud by his morning ingle takes a beek ; The rising sun shines motty through the reek ; A pipe his mouth, the lasses please his een, And now and then his joke maun interveen.
Page 58 - Taffi, or some of those in Vasari." I observed how little he was paid for what he really did so well; to which Northcote merely replied, " In all things that are not necessary those in the second class must always be miserably paid. Copying pictures is like plain-work among women ; it is what anybody can do, and therefore nothing but a bare living is to be got by it.
Page 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...