History of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States


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Página 175 - 13 feet by 11. The passage on which this composition is founded is as follows .—"And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. And it came to pass as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men, and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha; and when the man was
Página 128 - correctness of the observation by Sir Joshua Reynolds, that' it is not the eye, it is the mind, which the painter of genius desires to address, that it is this intellectual dignity that ennobles the painter's art, that lays the line between him and the mere mechanic.' " But I hope I am not imposing upon you the task of
Página 166 - Of purple grape and yellow pear, And fruits of various hue, And harvests rich of golden grain, That dance in waves along the plain To merry song of reaping swain, Beneath the welkin blue ; With these I may not urge my suit, Of Summer's patient toil the fruit, For mortal purpose given : Nor may it
Página 169 - nights, with the shrieks of despair, Did Ellen in torment convulse the dun air, All cover'd with oil to the chin. On the morn of the eighth on a huge sable stone Then Ellen, all reeking, he laid ; With a rock for his muller he crush'd every bone, But, though ground to
Página 166 - twas mine the secret power That wak'd thee at the midnight hour. In bleak November's reign : 'Twas I the spell around thee cast, When thou didst hear the hollow blast In murmurs tell of pleasures past, That ne'er would come again: By dreadful
Página 170 - spread ; The blue of her eyes, and the brown of her hair, And the pearl and the white of her forehead so fair. And her lips' and her cheeks' rosy red. Then, stamping his foot, did the monster exclaim, " Now I brave, cruel Fairy thy scorn !" When lo ! from a chasm wide-yawning there came A light tiny chariot of rose-colour'd flame,
Página 361 - give her the fruits of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Página 168 - Twas a youth o'er the form of a statue inclined, And the sculptor he seem'd of the stone ; Yet he languish'd as though for its beauty he pined And gaz'd as the eyes of the statue so blind Reflected the beams of
Página 154 - a barrier against itself, forming, as it were, a permanent beach, on which the advancing years successively break, only to be carried back by a returning current to that furthest deep whence they first flowed. Upon this beach the poetry of life may be said to have its birth ; where the
Página 63 - Arts," elected the painter an honorary member, and about the same time he received the honorary degree of Master of Arts from Harvard University. Attention to mechanical inventions and other causes connected with the study of mechanics, have, of late years, in a great degree, diverted Colonel Sargent from application to his

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