The Works of William Blake, Volume 2

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AMS Press, 1893 - 435 pages
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Page 322 - Here Reynolds is laid, and to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind ; His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand, His manners were gentle, complying, and bland. Still born to improve us in every part, His pencil our faces, his manners our heart...
Page 403 - What", it will be questioned, "when the sun rises, do you not see a round disk of fire somewhat like a guinea?" O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host, crying "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty".
Page 329 - Knowledge of Ideal Beauty is Not to be Acquired. It is Born with us. Innate Ideas are in Every Man, Born with him; they are truly Himself. The Man who says that we have No Innate Ideas must be a Fool & Knave, Having No Con-Science or Innate Science.
Page 365 - Of Chaucer's characters, as described in his Canterbury Tales, some of the names or titles are altered by time, but the characters themselves for ever remain unaltered ; and consequently they are the physiognomies or lineaments of universal human life, beyond which Nature never steps.
Page 37 - Thy transgressions great and small. When wilt thou return and view My loves, and them to life renew ? When wilt thou return and live ? When wilt thou pity as I forgive ? ' Never, never, I return : Still for victory I burn. Living, thee alone I'll have ; And when dead I'll be thy grave. ' Thro' the Heaven and Earth and Hell Thou shalt never, never quell : I will fly and thou pursue : Night and morn the flight renew.
Page 393 - Unchangeably. Fable or Allegory is Form'd by the daughters of Memory. Imagination is surrounded by the daughters of Inspiration, who in the aggregate are call'd Jerusalem.
Page 399 - In eternity woman is the emanation of man ; she has no will of her own ; there is no such thing in eternity as a female will.
Page 331 - Certainly, nothing can be more simple than monotony ; and the distinct blue, red, and yellow colours which are seen in the draperies of the Roman and Florentine schools, though they have not that kind of harmony which is produced by a variety of broken and transparent colours, have that effect of grandeur which was intended.
Page 327 - The productions of such minds are seldom distinguished by an air of originality : they are anticipated in their happiest efforts ; and if they are found to differ in anything from their predecessors, it is only in irregular sallies and trifling conceits.
Page 334 - On the whole, it seems to me that there is but one presiding principle, which regulates and gives stability to every art. The works, whether of poets, painters, moralists, or historians, which are built upon general nature, live for ever...

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