The Works of William Hogarth: (including the 'Analysis of Beauty,') Elucidated by Descriptions, Critical, Moral, and Historical; (founded on the Most Approved Authorities.) To which is Prefixed Some Account of His Life, Volume 2

Front Cover
R. Scholey, 1812 - Aesthetics
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 123 - In song and dance about the sacred hill ; Mystical dance, which yonder starry sphere Of planets and of fixed in all her wheels . Resembles nearest, mazes intricate, Eccentric, intervolved, yet regular Then most, when most irregular they seem; And in their motions harmony divine So smooths her charming tones, that God's own ear Listens delighted.
Page 99 - But venerable age shall add the rest. For Time shall with his ready pencil stand : Retouch your figures with his ripening hand ; Mellow your colours, and imbrown the teint ; Add every grace, which Time alone can grant ; To future ages shall your fame convey, And give more beauties than he takes away.
Page 104 - His tawny beard was th' equal grace Both of his wisdom and his face ; In cut and dye so like a tile, A sudden view it would beguile ; The upper part whereof was whey, The nether orange, mix'd with grey.
Page 122 - A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that ; move still, still so, And own no other function : each your doing, So singular in each particular, Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens.
Page 5 - And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
Page 96 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Page 68 - In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun : which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
Page 92 - The stream of life scarce trembling thro' the vein, More than half-kill'd by honest truths, which fell, Thro' thy own fault, from men who wish'd thee well, Can'st thou, e'en thus, thy thoughts to vengeance give, And, dead to all things else, to malice live ? Hence, Dotard, to thy closet ! Shut thee in, By deep repentance wash away thy sin ; From haunts of men to shame and sorrow fly, And, on the verge of death, learn how to die.
Page 104 - With regard to character and expression : We have daily many instances which confirm the common received opinion, that the face is the index of the mind...
Page 13 - It is a pleasing labour of the mind to solve the most difficult problems; allegories and riddles, trifling as they are, afford the mind amusement: and with what delight does it follow the wellconnected thread of a play, or novel, which ever increases as the plot thickens, and ends most pleas'd, when that is most distinctly unravell'd?

Bibliographic information