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They are yet but ear-kissing argument.
The one thing that marks the true artist is a. King Lear. Act 11. Sc. 1.
a clear perception and a firm, bold hand, in
distinction from that imperfect mental vision If thou continuest to take delight in idle
and uncertain touch which give us the feeble argumentation thou mayest be qualified to pictures and the lumpy statues of the mere combat with the sophists, but never know artisans on canvas or in stone, how to love with men.
k. HOLMES— The Professor at the Breakb. SOCRATES.
fast Table. Ch. IX. ART.
Piety in art-poetry in art-puseyism in art,
let us be careful how we confound them. The art of a thing is, first, its aim, and l. Mrs. JAMESON-- Memoirs and Essays. next, its manner of accomplishment
The House of Titian. c. C. N. BOVEE-Summaries of Thought.
Art and Artists.
Art is Power.
m. LONGFELLOW-. Hyperion. Bk. 3. Ch. V. Nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of Art is the child of Nature; yes, his providence. Art is the perfection of Her darling child in whom we trace nature. Were the world now as it was the The features of the mother's face; sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nature Her aspect and her attitude. hath made one world, and art another. In n. LONGFELLOW-Kéramos. Line 382. brief, all things are artificial; for nature is the art of God.
The counterfeit and counterpart d. SIR THOMAS BROWNE-- Religio Medici. | Of Nature reproduced in art.
Sec. 16. 0. LONGFELLOW- Kéramos. Line 380. There is an art of reading, as well as an art Art in fact is the effort of man to express of thinking, and an art of writing.
the ideas which Nature suggests to him of a e. ISAAC DISRAELI-Literary Character. power above Nature, whether that power be
Ch. XI. within the recesses of his own being, or in
the Great First Cause of which Nature, like The conscious utterance of thought by
himself, is but the effect. speech or action, to any end, is art.
p. BULWER LYTTON - Caxtoniana. On the f. EMERSON --Society and Solitude. Art.
Moral Effect of Writers. The power depends on the depth of the crtist's insight of that object he contem
Artists may produce excellent designs, but
they will avail little, unless the taste of the plates.
public is sufficiently cultivated to appreciate I. EMERSON – Essay on Art.
them, The perfection of an art consists in the
9. GEORGE C. MASON--Art Manufactures employment of a comprehensive system of
Ch. XIX, lavs, commensurate to every purpose within
One of the first principles of decorative art its scope. but concealed from the eve of the
is, that in all manufactures, ornament must spectator; and in the production of effects that
| hold a place subordinate to that of utility ; seemn to flow forth spontaneously, as though uncontrolled by their influence, and which
and when, by its exuberance, ornament interare equally excellent, whether regarded in
feres with utility, it is misplaced and vulgar.
r.: GEORGE C. MASON - Art Manufactures. dividually, or in reference to the proposed
Ch. XIX. result. Good, The Book of Nature. Series I.
Art is Nature made by Man
Lecture IX. | To Man the interpreter of God. There are two kinds of artists in this
s. Owen MEREDITH— The Artist. St. 26. world; those that work because the spirit is The perfection of art is to conceal art. in them, and they cannot be silent if they t. QUINTILIAN. would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the Greater completion marks the progress of beauty that has awakened their own admir art, absolute completion usually its decline.
U. RUSKIN-- True and Beautiful. i Anna KATHARINE GREEN -- The Sword
Architecture, The Lamp of Beauty. of Damocles. Bk. I. Ch. V.
Seraphs share with thee The temple of art is built of words. Paint Knowledge : But Art, O Man, is thine alone! ing and sculpture and music are but the v. SCHILLER-- The Artist. St. 2. blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive His art with nature's workmanship at strife, only of the temple's uses.
As if the dead the living should exceed. HOLLAND-Plain Talks on Familiar W. SHAKESPEARE, Venus and Adonis. Subjects. Art and Life. !
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
a. King John. Act IV. Sc. 2.
Of the Secret Virtue of Sympathy.
m. TENNYSON -- Morte d'Arthur. Line :21.
See that some one with authority Be near her still. n. TENNYSON--The Princess. Pt. VI.
d. MILTON-L'Allegro. Line 19.
See now, that radiant bow of pillared fires And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet Spanning the hills like dawn, until they lie
he is oft led by the nose with gold. In soft tranquillity,
0. A Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sec. 3. And all night's ghastly glooms asunder roll.
There is no fettering of authority. e. D. M. MULOOK — The Aurora on the
p. All's Well that Ends Well. Act II. Clyde.
Sc. 4. For night's swift dragons cut the clouds full Those he commands, move only in command, fast,
Nothing in love: now does he feel the title And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger; Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here Upon a dwarfish thief. and there,
9. Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 2. Troop home to churchyards : j. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act III. Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beg
And the creature run from the cur: There, Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings. There, thou might'st behold the great image And Phæbus 'gins arise,
of authority; His steeds to water at those springs
A dog's obey'd in office. On chalic'd flowers that lies ;
r. King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6. And winking Mary-buds begin To ope their golden eyes ;
Thus can the demi-god, Authority With every thing that pretty bin :
Make us pay down for our offense by weight. My lady sweet, arise ;
S. Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 3. Arise, arise.
Keep cool and you command everybody. g. Cymbeline. Song. Act. II. Sc. 3. l
t. Sr. JUST.
u. BYRON-- Don Juan. Canto I. St. 216. Sc. 3.
Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill; At last, the golden orientall gate
Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting Of greatest heaven gan to open fayre,
still. And Phæbus, fresh as brydegroome to his v. GOLDSMITH- The Traveller. mate,
The unsunn'a heaps Came dauncing forth, shaking his drawie
Of miser's treasures. hayre; And huria his glistering beams through
w. MILTON—Comus. Line 398. gloomy ayre.
He sat among his bags, and, with a look SPENSER — Færie Queene. Ch. V. St. 2. Which hell might be ashamed of, drove the
poor Aurora doth with gold adorn
Away unalmsed ; and midst abundance The ever beauteous eyelids of the morn.
died j. ROGER WALCOTT-A Brief Account Sorest of evils !-died of utter want.
of the Agency of the Hon. X. POLLOK - Course of Time. Bk. III. John Winthrop.
Be niggards of advice on no pretense;
There grows, For the worst avarice is that of sense.
In my most ill-compos'd affection, such a. POPE-Essay on Criticism. Line 578. A stanchless avarice, that, were I king,
I should cut off the nobles for their lands. "Tis strange the miser should his cares em d. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3. ploy
There is thy gold ; worse poison to men's To gain those riches he can ne'er enjoy;
souls. Is it less strange the prodigal should waste
l e. Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 1. His wealth to purchase what he ne'er can
This avarice taste? b. Pope- Moral Essays. Ep. IV.
| Strikes deeper, grows with more pernicious Line 1.
of Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3. Decrepit miser; base, ignoble wretch;
Poverty is in want of much, but avarice of I am descended of a gentler blood.
| everything. c. Henry VI. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4.
g. PUBLIUS SYRUS.
Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Thespis, the first professor of our art,
Faints into dimness with its own delight, At country wakes sung ballads from a cart.
His changing cheek, his sinking heart confess, R. DEYDEN-Prologue to Lee's Sophonisba.
The might the majesty of Loveliness?
p. BYRON— The Bride of Abydos. Canto I. I knew a very wise man that believed that,
St. 6. if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the
We do love beauty at first sight; and we do laws of a nation.
cease to love it, if it is not accompanied by i ANDREW FLETCHER-Letter tothe Marquis
amiable qualities. of Montrose, the Earl of Rothes.
9. LYDIA MARIA CHILD— L'eauty. I have a passion for ballads.
A delusion, a mockery, and a snare.
1. LORD DENMAN-O'Connell. The Queen. They are the gypsy-children of song, born
Clark and Finnelly. under green hedgerows, in the leafy lanes
Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit, and by paths of literature, -in the genial
The power of beauty I remember yet, Summer-time.
Which once inflam'd my soul, and still j. LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk.II.Ch. II.
inspires my wit.
S. DRYDEN- Cymon and Iphigenia. "I had rather be a kitten, and cry mew!
Line 1. Than one of these same meter ballad-mongers." k. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. The beautiful rests on the foundations of
the necessary. I love a ballad but even too well; if it be! t. EMERSON – Essay. On the Poet. doleful matter, merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed, and sung lamentably.
In beauty, faults conspicuous grow; 1. Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 3.
The smallest speck is seen on snow.
and Goose. Line 1. BEAUTY.
'Tis impious pleasure to delight in harm, Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover,
| And beauty should be kind as well as charm. Fades in his eye, and pales upon the sense.
1 v. GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)M. ADDISON-Cato. Act I. Sc. 4.
To Myra. Line 21. There's nothing that allays an angry mind Beauty was lent to nature as the type So soon as a sweet beauty.
Of heaven's unspeakable and holy joy, nh. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER— The Elder
Where all perfection makes the sum of bliss. Brother. Act. III. Sc. 5. W. S. J. HALE- Beauty. In Dict. of Poetical Thon who hast
Quotations. The fatal gift of beauty.
| Cheeks like the mountain-pink that grows 0. BYRON-Childe Haroid. Canto IV. Among white-headed majesties.
St. 42. 1 2. JEAN INGELOW- Reflections. Pt. II.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever;
Is she not more than painting can express, Its loveliness increases; it will never
Or youthful poets fancy when they love? Pass into nothingness; but still will keep n. Rowe- The Fair Penitent. Act III. A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Sc. 1. Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes a. Keats-- Endymion. Bk. I. Line 1. is only the spell of the moment; the eye of
the body is not always that of the soul. Beauty is truth, truth beauty.
0. GEORGES SAND- Handsome Lawrence. b. KEATS--Ode on a Grecian Urn.
Ch. I. 'Tis beauty calls, and glory shows the way.
What as Beauty here is won C. NATHANIEL LEE- Alexander the Great.
Act IV. Sc. 2.
We shall as Truth in some hereafter know.
p. SCHILLER-- The Artists. St. 5. Beautiful in form and feature, Lovely as the day,
Beauty comes, we scarce know how, as an Can there be so fair a creature
emanation from sources deeper than itself. Formed of common clay?
Q. SHAIRP-Studies in Poetry and Philo d. LONGFELLOW- Masque of Pandora.
sophy. Moral Motive Power. The Workshop of Hephæstus. Chorus of the Graces. | Beauty doth varnish age.
r. Love's Labour's Lost. Act IV. Sc. 3. Blue were her eyes as the fairy-flax, Her cheeks like the dawn of day,
Beauty is a witch, And her bosom white as the hawthorn buds, Against whose charms faith melteth into . That ope in the month of May.
blood. LONGFELLOW-- The Wreck of the
s. Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Hesperus. St. 2.
Sc. 1. Beauty like wit, to judge should be shown;
Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye, Both most are valued where they best are
Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's known.
tongues. f. LYTTLETON-Soliloquy of a Beauty.
t. Love's Labour's Lost. Act II. Sc. 1.
Line 11. 0, thou art fairer than the evening air,
Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
A shining gloss that vadeth suddenly; 9. MARLOWE-Faustus.
A flower that dies when first it'gins to bud;
A brittle glass that's broken presently;
A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a
flower, Led captive; cease to admire, and all her
Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an plumes
hour. Fall flat, and shrink into a trivial toy, At every sudden slighting quite abash'd. And as goods lost are seld or never found, h. 'MILTON-Paradise Regained. Bk. II. As vaded gloss no rubbing will refresh,
Line 220. As flowers dead lie wither'd on the ground,
As broken glass no cement can redress, Beauty, which, neither waking or asleep,
So beauty blemish'd once's forever lost, Shot forth peculiar graces.
In spite of physic, painting, pain, and i MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. V.
U. The Passionate Pilgrim. St. 13. Not more the rose, the queen of flowers,
Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold. Outblushes all the bloom of bowers, Than she unrivall'd grace discloses
v. “As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 3. The sweetest rose, where all are roses.
Beauty's ensign yet J. MOORE---Odes of Anacreon.
Is crimson in thy lips, and in thy cheeks, Ode LXVI.
| And death's pale flag is not advanced there. To weave a garland for the rose,
w. Romeo and Juliet Act V. Sc. 3. And think thus crown'd 'twould lovelier be, Were far less vain than to suppose
For her own person, That silks and gems add grace to thee. | It beggar'd all description. k. MOORE --Songs from the Greek
x. Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. Anthology. To Weave a Garland.
Her beauty makes 'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call,
This vault a feasting presence full of light. But the joint force and full result of all.
y. Romeo and Juliet. Act. V. Sc. 3. POPE- Essay. On Criticism. Pt. II.
Line 45. | I'll not shed her blood; For when with beauty we can virtue join, Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, We paint the semblance of a point divine. And smooth as monumental alabaster. m. PRIOR- To the Countess of Oxford.
Othello. Act V. Sc. 2.
Of Nature's gifts thou may'st with lilies boast, The bed has become a place of luxury to And with the half-blown rose.
me! I would not exchange it for all the a. King John. Act III. Sc. 1.
thrones in the world. O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
q. NAPOLEON. Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, Early to bed and early to rise, As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear:
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! 1. RICHARD SAUNDERS (Benj. Franklin) b. Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 5.
Poor Richard's Almanac. Say that she frown; I'll say she looks as clear As morning roses newly wash'd with dew.
BEGGARS. c. Taming of the Shrew. Act II. Sc. 1.
Beggars should (must) be no choosers. See where she comes, apparell'd like the S. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER-Scornful Spring.
Lady. Act V. Sc. 3. d. “Pericles. Act. I. Sc. 1.
A beggar that is dumb, you know,
t. Sir WALTER RALEIGH- The Silent Good things will strive to dwell with't.
Lover. e Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2.
Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks. 'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white, u. Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on. I. Tvelfth Night. Act 1. Sc. 5.
I see, Sir, you are liberal in offers :
You taught me first to beg ; and now, meI pray thee, O God, that I may be beautiful thinks, within.
You teach me how a beggar should be an9. SOCRATES.
swer'd. Her face so faire, as flesh it seemed not, v. Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. But hevenly pourtraict of bright angels hew, | Speak with me, pity me, open the door. Cleare as the skye withouten blame or blot,
A beggar begs that never begg'd before. Through goodly mixture of complexion's dew.
20. Richard 11. Act V. Sc. 3. h. SPENSER--Faerie Queene. Canto III.
St. 22. The old adage must be verified, Her face is like the milky way i' the sky,
That beggars mounted, run their horse to
death. A meeting of gentle lights without a name.
x. i. Sir JOHN SUCKLING--Brennpralt.
llenry VI. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 4.
Act III. Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, She stood a sight to make an old man young. And say,--there is no sin but to be rich; j. TENNYSON-- The Gardener's Daughter.
And being rich, my virtue then shall be,
To say,--there is no vice but beggary.
y. King John. Act II. Sc. 2.
BELIEF. k. THOMSON--- The Seasons. Autumn.
Line 204. They that deny a God destroy man's nobilThoughtless of beauty, she was beauty's self.
| ity, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts I THOMSON--The Seasons. Autumn. by his body; and if he be not of kin to God
Line 209. by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creaBeauty with a bloodless conquest, finds
ture. A welcome sov'reignty in rudest minds.
2. Bacon- Essays. Of Atheism. Tih. WaLLER--- Upon His Majesty's
O how far removed, Repairing oj St. Paul's. Predestination! is thy foot from such And beauty born of murmuring sound.
As see not the First Cause entire: and ye, 1. WORDSWORTH - Three Years she Grew
O mortal men! be wary how ye judge:
For we, who see the Maker, know not yet in Sun and Shower.
The number of the chosen; and esteem What's female beauty but an air divine Such scantiness of knowledge our delight: Through which the mind's all-gentle graces For all our good is, in that primal good, shine.
Concentrate; and God's will and ours are 0. Young-Satire VI. Line 151.
aa. DANTE-Vision of Paradise. BED.
Canto XX. Line 122. In bed we laugh, in bed we cry,
You can and you can't, And born in bed, in bed we die;
You will and you won't; The near approach a bed may show
You'll be damn'd if you do, Of human bliss to human woe.
You'll be damn'd if you don't. P. ISAAC DE BENSERADE- Translated by bb. LORENZO Dow-Chain (Definition of Dr. Johnson.