Art of painting. Essays on English church music

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811
 

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Página 310 - Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood Of flutes and soft recorders...
Página 207 - Preserved; but I must bear this testimony to his memory, that the passions are truly touched in it, though, perhaps there is somewhat to be desired both in the grounds of them, and in the height and elegance of expression ; but nature is there, which is the greatest beauty.
Página 306 - The interim of unsweating themselves regularly and convenient rest before meat may both with profit and delight be taken up in recreating and composing their travailed spirits with the solemn and divine harmonies of music, heard or learned either while the skilful organist plies his grave and fancied descant in lofty fugues or the whole symphony with artful and unimaginable touches adorn and grace the well-studied chords of some choice composer — sometimes the lute or soft organ-stop waiting on...
Página 198 - Painter should be conformable to the text of ancient authors, to the custom and the times ;" and this is exactly the same in Poetry : Homer and Virgil are to be our guides in the Epic ; Sophocles and Euripides in Tragedy ; in all things we are to imitate the customs and the times of those persons and things which we represent : not to make new rules of the Drama, as Lopez de Vega has attempted unsuccessfully to do, but to be content to follow our masters, who understood nature better than we.
Página 23 - The tuneful page with speaking picture charm. What to the ear sublimer rapture brings, That strain alone the genuine Poet sings ; That form alone where glows peculiar grace, The genuine Painter condescends to trace : 10 No sordid theme will verse or paint admit, Unworthy colours, if unworthy wit.
Página 222 - Oh lasting as those colours may they shine, Free as thy stroke, yet faultless as thy line, New graces yearly like thy works display, Soft without weakness, without glaring gay ; Led by some rule that guides, but not constrains ; And finish 'd more through happiness than pains.
Página 198 - ... it is the particular gift of heaven say the divines, both christians and heathens. How to improve it, many books can teach us ; how to obtain it, none ; that nothing can be done without it, all agree : Tu nihil invita dices faciesve Minerva. Without invention a Painter is but a copier, and a Poet but a plagiary of others.
Página 201 - Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field, To see the son the vanquish'd father shield : All, fired with noble emulation, strive, And with a storm of darts to distance drive The Trojan chief; who held at bay, from far On his Vulcanian orb sustain'd the war.
Página 57 - Fiercely in front, some tenderly retire. ' Vain is the hope by colouring to display The bright effulgence of the noontide ray, Or paint the full-orb'd ruler of the skies 495 With pencils dipp'd in dull terrestrial dyes...
Página 210 - It is an ugly woman in a rich habit, set out with jewels: nothing can become her. But granting the design to be moderately good, it is like an excellent complexion with indifferent features ; the white and red well mingled on the face, make what was before but passable appear beautiful.

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