The Georgian Era: Political and rural economists. Painters, sculptors, architects, and engravers. Composers. Vocal, instrumental and dramatic performers
Vizetelly, Branston and Company, 1834 - Great Britain
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Page 376 - The Planter's Guide; or, a Practical Essay on the best Method of giving immediate Effect to Wood, by the Removal of large Trees...
Page 47 - Raphael, and those admirable paintings in particular, owed their reputation to the ignorance and prejudice of mankind ; on the contrary, my not relishing them as I was conscious I ought to have done, was one of the most humiliating circumstances that ever happened to me...
Page 27 - A man who is born into a world already possessed, if he cannot get subsistence from his parents on whom he has a just demand, and if the society do not want his labour, has no claim of right to the smallest portion of food, and, in fact, has no business to be where he is. At Nature's mighty feast there is no vacant cover for him. She tells him to be gone, and will quickly execute her own orders.
Page 27 - Any general character, from the best to the worst, from the most ignorant to the most enlightened, may be given to any community, even to the world at large, by the application of proper means; which means are to a great extent at the command and under the control of those who have influence in the affairs of men.
Page 41 - is always shooting his bolt absurdly, one way or another. Handel is a giant in music ; Greene only a light Florimel kind of a composer. ' ' Ay,' says our artist's informant,
Page 57 - West has conquered — he has treated his subject as it ought to be treated — I retract my objections. I foresee that this picture will not only become one of the most popular, but will occasion a revolution in art.
Page 241 - Booth's peculiar felicity to be heard and seen the same ; whether as the pleased, the grieved, the pitying, the reproachful, or the angry. One would...
Page 67 - I could be happy," he very movingly says, "on my going home, to find some corner where I could sit down in the middle of my studies, books, and casts after the antique, to paint this work and others, Where I might have models of nature when necessary, bread and soup, and a coat to cover me ! I should care not what became of my work when it was done ; but I reflect with horror upon such a fellow as I am, and with such a kind of art in London, with house rent to pay, duns to follow me, and employers...
Page 239 - To beseech gracefully, to approach respectfully, to pity, to mourn, to love, are the places wherein Wilks may be made to shine with the utmost beauty.