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The costumes are but masses of color without naturalness — but shaped into
geometrical form. The whole lends an effect of complex masses of closely but
skilfully interwoven threads, bands, or ribbons — lengthened and enlarged into
"Ethelwold commanded a monk subject to him to write the present book and
ordered also to make in it many arches, elegantly decorated and filled up with
various ornamental pictures, expressed in divers beautiful colors and gold.1) c)
The yellow of the vellum serves as an appropriate color for the sky, while the
body of the river is painted in green. All other elements are omitted — but the
triumph remains in this alone that the rigidity of type has once given way to the
free use ...
We may set the common type without difficulty — since the prevalence of the long
, narrow opening puts the question beyond doubt. In all the Mss., the free use of
color upon the exterior seems to have been recognized. Red, green, blue, and ...
fact, the Anglo-Saxon's eagerness for brilliant color can scarce be much
exaggerated in the manuscripts. The exterior wall of the house seem either to
have been painted in one solid body color, or left with the natural color of the
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