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They are yet but ear-kissing argument.
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 1. If thou continuest to take delight in idle argumentation thou mayest be qualified to combat with the sophists, but never know how to love with men,
The one thing that marks the true artist is a clear perception and a firm, bold hand, in distinction 1rom that imperfect mental vision and uncertain touch which give us the feeble pictures and the lumpy statues of the mere artisans on canvas or in stone, k. HOLMES— The Professor at the Break
fast Table, Ch. IX. Piety in art-poetry in art-puseyism in art, let us be careful how we confound them. l. Mrs. JAMESON -- Memoirs and Essays.
The House of Titian. Art is Power.
LONGFELLOW-. Hyperion. Bk. 3. Ch. V.
Nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his providence. Art is the perfection of nature, Were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nature hath made one world, and art another. In brief, all things are artificial; for nature is the art of God. d. Sir Thomas BROWNE-- Religio Medici.
The counterfeit and counterpart
LONGFELLOW- Kéramos. Line 380. Art in fact is the effort of man to express the ideas which Nature suggests to him of a power above Nature, whether that power be within the recesses of his own being, or in the Great First Cause of which Nature, like himself, is but the effect. p. BULWER LYTTON - Caxtoniana. On the
Moral Effect of Writers.
Artists may produce excellent designs, but they will avail little, unless the taste of the public is sufficiently cultivated to appreciate them, 9. GEORGE C. Mason-Art Manufactures
The conscious utterance of thought by speech or action, to any end, is art. j. EMERSON – Society and Solitude. Art.
The power depends on the depth of the ertist's insight of that object he contemplates.
g. EMERSON- Essay on Art.
The perfection of an art consists in the employment of a comprehensive system of laws, commensurate to every purpose within its scope, but concealed from the eye of the spectator; and in the production of effects that seem to flow forth spontaneously, as though uncontrolled by their influence, and which are equally excellent, whether regarded individually, or in reference to the proposed result. h. Good, The Book of Nature. Series I.
Lecture IX. There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration. i AxxA KATHARINE GREEN-- The Sword
of Damocles. Bk. I. Ch. V. The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses. j HOLLAND-Plain Talks on Familiar
Subjects. Art and Life.
One of the first principles of decorative art is, that in all manufactures, ornament must hold a place subordinate to that of utility ; and when, by its exuberance, ornament interferes with utility, it is misplaced and vulgar. GEORGE C. Mason - Art Manufactures.
Ch. XIX. Art is Nature made by Man To Man the interpreter of God.
OWEN MEREDITH-The Artist. St. 26. The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Greater completion marks the progress of art, absolute completion usually its decline.
RUSKIN--True and Beautiful.
Seraphs share with thee Knowledge : But Art, O Man, is thine alone!
SCHILLER- The Artist. St. 2.
AUTHORITY. All authority must be out of a man's self, turned either upon an art, or upon a man. k. BACON— Natural History. Century X.
Of the Secret Virtue of Smpathy. All people said she had authority. 1. TENNYSON-- The Princess, Pt. V.
Line 221. Authority forgets a dying king, Laid widow'd of the power in his eye That bow'd the will.
m. TENNYSON -- Morte d'Arthur. Line :21.
See that some one with authority
And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet
he is oft led by the nose with gold.
A Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sec. 3.
Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 2. Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beg
gar. And the creature run from the cur: There, There, thou might'st behold the great image
of authority; A dog's obey'd in office.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6. Thus can the demi-god, Authority Make us pay down for our offense by weight.
Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 3. Keep cool and you command everybody.
t. Sr. JUST
Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings.
And Phobus 'gins arise,
On chalic'd flowers that lies ;
To ope their golden eyes ;
The wolves have prey'd : and look, the gentle
day, Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about, Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. h. Much Ado About Nothing. Act V.
At last, the golden orientall gate
hayre; And huri'd his glistering beams through
gloomy ayre. i. SPENSER- Færie Queene. Ch. V. St. 2.
BYRON- Don Juan. Canto I. St. 216. Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill ; Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting
MILTON--Comus. Line 398.
poor Away unalmsed; and midst abundance
died Sorest of evils !--died of utter want. POLLOK — Course of Time. Bk. III.
Aurora doth with gold adorn The ever beauteous eyelids of the morn. j. ROGER WALCOTT-A Brief Account
of the Agency of the Hon.
We do love beauty at first sight; and we do cease to love it, if it is not accompanied by amiable qualities. 9.
LYDIA MARIA CHILD— L'eauty. A delusion, a mockery, and a snare. LORD DENMAN-O'Connell. The Queen.
Clark and Finnelly.
inspires my wit.
They are the gypsy-children of song, born under green hedgerows, in the leafy lanes and by-paths of literature,-in the genial Summer-time.
). LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk.II.Ch. II. "I had rather be a kitten, and cry mew! Than one of these same meter ballad-mongers.”
k. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. I love a ballad but even too well; if it be doleful matter, merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed, and sung lamentably.
โ. Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 3.
BEAUTY. Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and pales upon the sense.
ADDISON-Cato. Act I. Sc. 4.
There's nothing that allays an angry mind
Brother. Act. III. Sc. 5.
'Tis impious pleasure to delight in harm, And beauty should be kind as well as charm. GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)
To Myra. Line 21. Beauty was lent to nature as the type Of heaven's unspeakable and holy joy, Where all perfection makes the sum of bliss. S. J. HALE- Beauty. In Dict. of Poetical
Quotations. Cheeks like the mountain-pink that grows Among white-headed majesties.
JEAN INGELOW— Reflections. Pt. II.
Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye, Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's
tongues. t. Love's Labour's Lost. Act II. Sc.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever;
b. KEATS--Ode on a Grecian Urn. 'Tis beauty calls, and glory shows the way. NATHANIEL LEE - Alexander the Great.
Act IV. Sc. 2. Beautiful in form and feature,
Lovely as the day,
Formed of common clay?
The Workshop of Hephæstus.
Chorus of the Graces. Blue were her eyes as the fairy-flax,
Her cheeks like the dawn of day, And her bosom white as the hawthorn buds, That ope in the month of May. LONGFELLOW-The Wreck of the
Hesperus. St. 2. Beauty like wit, to judge should be shown; Both most are valued where they best are
known. f. LYTTLETON-Soliloquy of a Beauty.
plumes Fall flat, and shrink into a trivial toy, At every sudden slighting quite abash'd. h. MILTON- Paradise Regained. Bk. II.
Line 220. Beauty, which, neither waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar graces. i. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. V.
Line 14. Not more the rose, the queen of flowers, Outblushes all the bloom of bowers, Than she unrivall'd grace discloses The sweetest rose, where all are roses. 9. MOORE -Odes of Anacreon.
Ode LXVI. To weave a garland for the rose, And think thus crown'd 'twould lovelier be, Were far less vain than to suppose That silks and gems add grace to thee. k. MOORE- Songs from the Greek
Anthology. To Weave a Garland. 'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, But the joint force and full result of all. 1. POPE- Essay. On Criticism. Pt. II.
Line 45. For when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a point divine.
PRIOR- To the Countess of Oxford.
Beauty is but & vain and doubtful good;
A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a
So beauty blemish'd once's forever lost In spite of physic, painting, pain, an cost.
The Passionate Pilgrim. St. 13. Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 3.
Beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips, and in thy cheeks, And death's pale flag is not advanced there
Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 3. For her own person, It beggar'd all description. Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc.
Her beauty makes This vault a feasting presence full of light y.
Romeo and Juliet. Act. V. Sc. 3.
I'll not shed her blood;
Othello. Act V. Sc. 2.
Of Nature's gifts thou may'st with lilies boast, And with the half-blown rose.
King John. Act III. Sc. 1. O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear: Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
b. Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 5. Say that she frown; I'll say she looks as clear As moruing roses newly wash'd with dew.
Taming of the Shrew. Act II. Sc. 1. See where she comes, apparelld like the
Spring d. Pericles. Act. I. Sc. 1. There's nothing ill can dwellin such a temple: If the ill spirit have so fair a house, Good things will strive to dwell with't.
Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2. 'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white, Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on. f. Twelfth Night Act 1. Sc. 5.
I pray thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
g. SOCRATES. Her face so faire, as flesh it seemed not, But hevenly pourtraict of bright angels hew, Cleare as the skye withouten blame or blot, Through goodly mixture of complexion's dew. h. SPENSER -- Faerie Queene. Canto III.
St. 22. Her face is like the milky way i' the sky, A meeting of gentle lights without a name. i. Sir John SUCKLING-- Brennpralt.
Act III. She stood a sight to make an old man young. ). TENNYSON -- The Gardener's Daughter.
Loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is, when upadorn'd, adorn'u the most. k. THOMSON- The Seasons. Autumn,
Line 204. Thoughtless of beauty, she was beauty's self. I. Thomsox- The Seasons. Autumn.
Line 209. Beauty with a bloodless conquest, finds A welcome sov'reignty in rudest minds. WaLLER--l'pon His Majesty's
Repairing oj St. Paul's. And beauty born of murmuring sound. WORDSWORTH - Three Years she Grero
in Sun and Shower. What's female beauty but an air divine Through which the mind's all-gentle graces
Young-Satire 1l. Line 151.
BEGGARS. Beggars should (must) be no choosers. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER-Scornful Lady. Act V.
Sc. 3. A beggar that is dumb, you know, May challenge double pity. t. Sir WALTER RALEIGH-The Silent
Lover. Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.
Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. I see, Sir, you are liberal in offers : You taught me first to beg; and now, me
thinks, You teach me how a beggar should be an
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. Speak with me, pity me, open the door, A beggar begs that never begg'd before.
Richard 11. Act V. Sc. 3. The old adage must be verified, That beggars mounted, run their horse to
llenry VI. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 4. Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, And say,--there is no sin but to be rich; And being rich, my virtue then shall be, To say,--there is no vice but beggary.
y. King John. Act II. Sc. 2.
BELIEF. They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.
Bacon- Essays. Of Atheism.
O how far removed, Predestination! is thy foot from such As see not the First Cause entire: and ye, ( mortal men! be wary how ye judge: For we, who see the Maker, know not yet The number of the chosen; and esteem Such scantiness of knowledge our delight: For all our good is, in tuat primal good, Concentrate; and God's will and ours are
BED. in bed we laugh, in bed we cry, And born in bed, in bed we die; The near approach a bed may show Of human bliss to human woe. Isaac DE BENSERADE - Translated by
DANTE- Vision of Paradise.
Canto XX. Line 122. You can and you can't, You will and you won't; You'll be damnd if you do, You'll be damn'd if you don't. bb. LORENZO Dow - Chain (Definition of