The Salon: Or, Letters on Art, Music, Popular Life and Politics, Volume 4

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W. Heinemann, 1893 - France - 453 pages
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Page 123 - And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?
Page 123 - What pledge shall I give thee ? " And she said, " Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand.
Page 123 - When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot ; for she had covered her face. And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee : for he knew not that she was his daughter in law. And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me? And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it? And he said, What pledge shall I give thee?
Page 28 - Come clear ship for action and be handy, oh! To the weather gage, boys, get her." And to make his men fight better, Gave them to drink gun-powder mixed with brandy, oh ! Then Dacres loudly cries, "Make this Yankee ship your prize, You can in thirty minutes, neat and handy, oh!
Page 253 - ... he asked me how it happens that we can no longer build such piles? I replied, ' Dear Alphonse, men in those days had convictions (Ueberzeugungen) ; we modems have opinions (Meinungen), and it requires something more than an opinion to build nuch a Gothic cathedral.
Page 166 - II nous a presque toujours manque" un degre' de chaleur ; nous avions tout le reste. L'origine de cette langneur, de cette faiblesse monotone, venait en partie de ce petit esprit de galanterie, si cher alorsaux courtisans et aux femmes qui atransforme le the'atre en conversations de Cle"1ie.
Page 35 - What should the artist do?' It would be much more correct to say, 'What does the artist desire?' or even, 'What must the artist execute?' The question, What should the artist do?
Page 23 - ... Phrygian cap on her head, a gun in one hand, and in the other a tricolour flag. She strides over corpses calling men to fight— naked to the hips, a beautiful impetuous body, the face a bold profile, an air of insolent suffering in the features— altogether a strange blending of Phryne, fishwife, and goddess of liberty.
Page 278 - Translator. loved home were relating to me the most singular things which had occurred during my absence. Many a time do I feel tempted to interrupt him with the questions : " And how is the beautiful water-fairy who used to bind her silver veil so coquettishly round her green locks ? Does the white-bearded sea-god still persecute her with his foolish, faded love ? Are our roses still as flamingly proud as ever ? Do the trees sing as sweetly in the moonshine as in days of yore ? " Ah ! I have lived...
Page 366 - Rossini retains its melodious charm and sweetness, although it has drained to the dregs the bitter wormwood of this world. As I have said, the Stabat of the great master was the outstanding musical event of the year.

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