Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853 - Aesthetics - 255 pages
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Page 166 - Thou, nature, art my goddess ; to thy law My services are bound : Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom ; and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother...
Page 167 - But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass; I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph...
Page 151 - Bianca nieve il bel collo, e '1 petto latte; il collo tondo, il petto colmo e largo: due pome acerbe, e pur d'avorio fatte, vengono e van come onda al primo margo, quando piacevole aura il mar combatte.
Page 51 - Bis medium amplexi, bis collo squamea circum Terga dati, superant capite et cervicibus altis.
Page 167 - Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace...
Page 167 - I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up...
Page 140 - Di persona era tanto ben formata, quanto me' finger san pittori industri ; con bionda chioma lunga et annodata: oro non che pi risplenda e lustri. Spargeasi per la guancia delicata misto color di rose e di ligustri; di terso avorio era la fronte lieta, che lo spazio finia con giusta meta.
Page 220 - Sollemnis taurum ingentem mactabat ad aras. Ecce autem gemini a Tenedo tranquilla per alta (Horresco referens) immensis orbibus angues Incumbunt pelago, pariterque ad litora tendunt : Pectora quorum inter fluctus arrecta, jubaeque Sanguineae exsuperant undas : pars cetera pontum Pone legit, sinuatque immensa volumine terga.
Page 141 - La bocca sparsa di natio cinabro; Quivi due filze son di perle elette, Che chiude ed apre un bello, e dolce labro: Quindi escon le cortesi parolette Da render molle ogni cor rozzo e scabro: Quivi si forma quel soave riso, Ch'apre a sua posta in terra il paradiso. Bianca neve il bel collo, e...
Page 244 - Soft were my numbers ; who could take offence While pure description held the place of sense ? Like gentle Fanny's was my flow'ry theme, A painted mistress, or a purling stream.

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