The Historic Gallery of Portraits and Paintings; Or, Biographical Review:: Containing a Brief Account of the Lives of the Most Celebrated Men, in Every Age and Country; and Graphic Imitations of the Finest Specimens of the Arts; Ancient and Modern, with Remarks, Critical and Explanatory ....
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Página 22 - Que jamais un faquin n'y tint un rang auguste ; Et que mon cœur, toujours conduisant mon esprit, Ne dit rien aux lecteurs, qu'à soi-même il n'ait dit. Ma pensée au grand jour partout s'offre et s'expose, Et mon vers, bien ou mal, dit toujours quelque chose.
Página 108 - And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand ; and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews ! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Página 22 - In our little journey up to the Grande Chartreuse, I do not remember to have gone ten paces without an exclamation, that there was no restraining : Not a precipice, not a torrent, not a cliff, but is pregnant with religion and poetry.
Página 11 - He acknowledged twenty-eight articles; and was sentenced to pay a fine of forty thousand pounds, to be imprisoned in the Tower during the king's pleasure, to be for ever incapable of any office, place, or employment, and never again to sit in Parliament, or come within the verge of the court.
Página 6 - Monks, and Jargon-teaching Schools, Led forth the true Philosophy, there long Held in the Magic Chain of Words and Forms, And Definitions void: he led Her forth, Daughter of Heaven! that, slow-ascending still, Investigating sure the Chain of Things, With radiant Finger points to Heaven again.
Página 74 - Give me another horse! bind up my wounds! Have mercy, Jesu! Soft! I did but dream. O! coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me. The lights burn blue. It is now dead midnight. Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh.
Página 78 - ... his young men and children. His old men have that sort of dignity which a bushy beard will confer ; but he never possessed a poetical conception of character. In his representations of the highest characters in the Christian or the fabulous world...
Página 42 - On his release from prison, he gave an entertainment to his friends, among whom were Camden and Selden. In the midst of the entertainment, his mother, more an antique Roman than a Briton, drank to him, and...
Página 74 - 1 should be loth, my lords, — what I forfeit for myself is nothing : but, I confess, that my indiscretion should forfeit for them, it wounds me very deeply. You will be pleased to pardon my infirmity; 'something I should have said, but I see I shall not be able, and therefore I will leave it.
Página 77 - Lorrain finished more minutely, as becomes a Professor in any particular branch, yet there is such an airiness and facility in the landscapes of Rubens, that a painter would as soon wish to be the author of them, as those of Claude, or any other artist whatever.