An analytical inquiry into the principles of taste

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T. Payne, 1806 - Aesthetics - 473 pages
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Contents

Ideasaccording to Plato 10 Scepticism
9
Verse
10
Its Origin
11
Inverted Action of the Nerves Cessation
12
Various Pleasures of Cessation or inverted Action
13
Sculpture compared with Painting
14
Poetry with Music
15
Distance and Direction of Sounds 17 Their Grandeur and Sublimity
16
Idiom in Language Rhythm Prosody
17
Melody in Language
18
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How changed and corrected
20
Verse considered in the Abstract I
21
With Passion Sentiment and Sympathy
22
Irregularity and Variety comparatively consi deredin Poetry and Musicin Sculpture and Painting
23
Pope and Milton
24
OF HEARING
25
General distinct Characters of Verse and Prose
26
Verse necessary to Poetry and wherefore
27
Paradise Lost
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English Blank Verseits Defects in Milton
29
In Thomson and Cowper
30
Inversions and Transpositions
31
Collocation of Words Order of the Imagina
32
Novel of Clarissa Harlowe
33
Politeness or good Breeding in Language
34
Gothic Architecture military and monastic
35
Buildings of the Goths Celts Scandinavians
36
Military Architecture of the Greeksand Romans
37
When employed in Houses and Villas
38
Rise and Progress of Monastic or Cathedral Gothic
39
Sacred Architecture of the Greeks and Romans
40
Improperly copied and applied to Houses
41
In Decorations of Grounds
42
In different Individuals
45
Its Reasons
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Its Origin and Progress
47
Refinement and Excessopposed to the Gothic Principle of Contrast 49 Scale by which the Eye measures
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Reasonsfor his Deviation from it Abstract Form
49
Consequent Effects of Proportion in St Peters
50
And of Contrast in Gothic Cathedrals 52 Of Intricacy and Extent
51
Titian Rubens Rembrandt
52
Lightness in Sculpture and Building
53
Errors of Imitation in Principles
54
Lightness in Painting Flowing Lines Rubens
55
Corregio
56
Sexual Beautyits Principle
57
Sudden Love
58
Love as existing among civilized and savage Men and brute Animals comparatively con sidered
59
Power of Imagination
60
Sensual and Social or Sentimental Love
61
Metaphysical Love Petrarch Cowley Waller
62
Leads to Materialism i
63
Contrary in its Principles to the System of Lon ginus and all others known
64
Considered in its different Graduations of Re spect
65
Astonishment and Terror as applicable to him self 67 Deduction from it 68 Treatise on Oriental Gardening Experiments tried 69 Others proposed
66
Its Causes
69
Noxious and Innocent Tame and Wild Ani mals Game Cock
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Ulyssess
72
Destroying and preserving Powers compared as to Energy
73
OF THE SUBLIME AND PATHETIC 1 Sympathy
83
Impassioned Modes of Speech Ideas Ossian
84
Iu inanimate as well as animal Bodies
85
Dignity and Elegance wherein different
86
Dancing
87
Grace of Savages
88
Of the Greeks
89
the Instance quoted by Mr Burke 90 Where really so faulty Instance 91 Influence of Authority
91
go Lines of Grace 91 Spiral Columns scooped Pediments
92
Instances and Illustrations
93
Clumps and Canals Terraces and Borders
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Composition in Houses Offices and Plantations
95
Hanging Terraces
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In the Coats of Animals
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Exemplified
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Situations
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Sir John Vanbrugh
103
Mr Brown
104
Made Water
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Walks
106
Smallness of Size
107
In Women I a Animals or other Objects
108
Gradual Diminution or Tapering
109
General Principles of visible Beauty
110
Pastoral Love in Theocritus
114
In Taste and Manners
115
Academies their Effect on
116
Accounted
117
Mechanical and liberal Arts their Difference
118
Feeling Sentiment and Science in Painting 120 In Sculpture
119
Public Schools of Rhetoric their Effect on the Latin Language
121
Freedom of Study its Effect on the Greek
122
On the English 124 Instanced in Dr Blairs Criticism on a Passage of Pope
123
Criticism examined
125
The Passage justified by others from Euripide and Shakespeare
126
tion Order of the Understanding
127
Artificial Perceptionhow far independent
172
Sculpture compared with Painting 66 Forms appropriate to Sculpture
192
Sculpturesque 68 Grottesque
194
Other distinct Characters as 70 Classical 71 Romantic
195
Pastoral
196
Uniformity and Regularity
198
Irregularity and Mutilation 77 As affecting general Characteristics or Mental Sympathies
200
As differently perceived by the Mind or the Eye 79 Mr Prices Illustration 80 His general Mistake of Ideas for Things 81 Deceptions of Sexual and So...
205
A Imitative
206
Regularity and Irregularity in Features and Attitudes
210
no General Rules
234
In Morals
235
118 Affections Abstract Principles 113 Their Effects 114 Whether negative or affirmative
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OF JUDGMENT
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Judgment in what it consists ft Reason as applied to Taste 3 Demonstration and Analogy 4 Laws of Nature 5 In Matters of Demonstration in Matters o...
264
Probability in Epic Fiction 11 In Dramatic
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Oratory 14 Acting
282
Fiction and Reality
283
Epic and Dramatic License in Fiction their Difference
309
Roman Mime of Laureolus 9 Fights of Gladiators
328
Weakness False Delicacy
351
Timidity Modesty 36 Pliability Stubbornness Themistocles 37 Tenacity in Trifles
354
Achilles
357
Michael Angelo
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