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" ... virtue, nor excite it. Genius is chiefly exerted in historical pictures ; and the art of the painter of portraits is often lost in the obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve... "
The London Quarterly Review - Page 378
1828
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...Nay, Sir, the argument from the it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...absent, and continuing the presence of the dead.' The Idler. No. 45. 1 Southey wrote thirty years later: 'I find daily more and more reason to wonder...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...absent, and continuing the presence of the dead.' It is recorded in Johnson's Works, (1787) xi. 208, that 'Johnson, talking with some persons about '...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life, what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presenceof the dead. Yet in a nation great and opulent there is room, and ought to be patronage, for...
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Select British Classics, Volume 9

English literature - 1803
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead. Yet in a nation great and opulent there is room, and ought to be patronage, for an art like that of...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...empty splendour and to airy fiction, that art which is new employed in diffusing friendship, in reviving tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - History - 1811
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead. Yet in a nation great and opulent there is room, and ought to be patronage, for an art like that of...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1816
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...goddesses, to empty splendour and to airy fiction, thai art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in reviving tenderness, in quickening the affections...
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The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds ...: Comprising Original Anecdotes ..., Volume 1

James Northcote - Art - 1819
...splendor and to airy fiction, that art, which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." be remembered. This use of the art is a natural and reasonable consequence of affection ; and though,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in reving tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Idler

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in reving tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead....
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