Val D'Arno: Ten Lectures on the Tuscan Art

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C.E. Merrill & Company, 1891 - Art - 256 pages
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Page 18 - ... bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife ; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife ; and there I buried Leah.
Page 245 - For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
Page 2 - Ch'ogni erba si conosce per lo seme. In sul paese ch'Adige e Po riga Solea valore e cortesia trovarsi, Prima che Federigo avesse briga: Or puņ sicuramente indi passarsi Per qualunque lasciasse per vergogna Di ragionar coi buoni o d'appressarsi.
Page 188 - Two things," says the memorable Kant, deepest and most logical of Metaphysical Thinkers, " Two things strike me dumb : the infinite Starry Heaven ; and the Sense of Right and Wrong in Man.
Page 188 - I hope also they will attack earnestly, and at length extinguish and eradicate, this idle habit of ' accounting for the moral sense,' as they phrase it. A most singular problem ; — instead of bending every thought to have more, and ever more, of 'moral sense,' and therewith to irradiate your own poor soul, and all its work, into something of divineness, as the one thing needful to you in this world ! A very futile problem that other, my friends ; futile, idle, and far worse ; leading to what moral...
Page 40 - ... possessions. The mud-wooden Caesters and Chesters had become steepled, tile-roofed, compact towns. Sheffield had taken to the manufacture of Sheffield whittles. Worstead could from wool spin yarn, and knit or weave the same into stockings or breeches for men. England had property valuable to the auctioneer; but the accumulate manufacturing, commercial, economic skill which lay...
Page 223 - Neither Dante nor Shakspere can boast such extent and durability of influence; for whatever of highest excellence has been achieved in sculpture and painting, not in Italy only but throughout Europe, has been in obedience to the impulse he primarily gave, and in following up the principle which he first struck out.
Page 47 - Liber et alma Ceres, vestro si munere tellus Chaoniam pingui glandem mutavit arista, poculaque inventis Acheloia miscuit uvis; et vos, agrestum praesentia numina, Fauni...
Page 60 - I never saw anything so impudent on the walls of any exhibition, in any country, as last year in London. It was a daub professing to be a " harmony in pink and white " (or some such nonsense;) absolute rubbish, and which had taken about a quarter of an hour to scrawl or daub it had no pretence to be called painting. The price asked for it was two hundred and fifty guineas.

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