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Page 86 - of that you may be sure. As regards staying at Rome, I shall never be able to stay anywhere else again, out of love for the building of St. Peter's; for I am in Bramante's place; but what
Page 88 - on this building, and he thinks of nothing else. He has given me an assistant, a very learned monk, more than eighty years of age; the Pope sees that he cannot live much longer, so His Holiness has resolved to give him to me as an assistant, since he is a man of great reputation and
Page 130 - It makes its effect on the spectator by strong contrasts. On the top of the mountain, at some distance, brilliantly lighted in the bright cloud, hovers the transfigured form of the Saviour between Moses and Elias, over the three disciples who have fallen to the ground, dazzled by the brightness.
Page 131 - the father of the lunatic boy, accompanied by a crowd of people, has entered the presence of the nine remaining disciples. The unfortunate man keeps a firm hold
Page 86 - what spot on earth is more dignified than Rome, what enterprise more dignified than St. Peter's? It is the first temple of the world, and the greatest piece of building that has ever been seen;
Page 86 - position of holding property at Rome worth three thousand gold ducats, and an income of fifty gold
Page 20 - Count Baldassare Castiglione travelled to London as envoy of the Duke to deliver the picture. It is now in the Hermitage at St. Petersburg. A careful drawing on the scale in which the picture was carried out, perforated with pin-holes for the transfer to the panel, is in the collection of the Uffizi at Florence