Art Museums and Schools: Four Lectures Delivered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1913 - Teaching - 142 pages
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Page 14 - A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health and quiet breathing.
Page 38 - One seemed all dark and red,—a tract of sand, And some one pacing there alone, Who paced forever in a glimmering land, Lit with a low, large moon. "One showed an iron coast and angry waves, You seemed to hear them climb and fall And roar rock-thwarted under bellowing caves, Beneath the windy wall.
Page 13 - And I say to Mankind, Be not curious about God, For I who am curious about each am not curious about God; No array of terms can say how much I am at peace about God and about Death.
Page 16 - Bitzer, your definition of a horse? " "Quadruped, graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely, twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisors. Sheds coat in the spring: in marshy countries sheds hoofs too. Hoofs hard, but requiring to be shod with
Page 29 - A man dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Page 9 - I tell thee, Blockhead, it all comes of thy vanity; of what thou fanciest those same deserts of thine to be. Fancy that thou deservest to be hanged (as is most likely), thou wilt feel it happiness to be only shot; fancy that thou deservest to be hanged in a hair-halter, it will be a luxury to die in hemp.
Page 20 - Now, thou poor god, within this hall Where the blank windows blind the wall From pedestal to pedestal, The kind of light shall on thee fall Which London takes the day to be: While school-foundations in the act Of holiday, three files compact, Shall learn to view thee as a fact Connected with that zealous tract:
Page 26 - Looks a sea Cybele, fresh from ocean, Rising with her tiara of proud towers At airy distance with majestic motion A ruler of the waters and their powers.
Page 16 - Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else and root out everything else.
Page 32 - There is a comfort in the strength of love; 'Twill make a thing endurable, which else Would overset the brain or break the heart.

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