The Art of William Blake: His Sketch-book, His Water-colours, His Painted Books

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Moffat, Yard, 1907 - 56 pages
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Page 29 - God's eternal store, to circumscribe This universe, and all created things : One foot he center'd, and the other turn'd Round through the vast profundity obscure ; And said, Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds, This be thy just circumference, O World...
Page 12 - England ! awake ! awake ! awake ! Jerusalem thy Sister calls ! Why wilt thou sleep the sleep of death And close her from thy ancient walls ? 5 Thy hills & valleys felt her feet Gently upon their bosoms move : Thy gates beheld sweet Zion's ways : Then was a time of joy and love. And now the time returns again...
Page 41 - Such as may make thee search thy coffers round, Before thou clothe my fancy in fit sound; Such where the deep transported mind may soar Above the wheeling poles, and at Heaven s door Look in, and see each blissful deity...
Page 23 - Sun, & a bag worn with the use of Money has more beautiful proportions than a Vine filled with Grapes. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing which stands in the way.
Page 18 - A Spirit and a Vision are not, as the modern philosophy supposes, a cloudy vapour, or a nothing: they are organized and minutely articulated beyond all that the mortal and perishing nature can produce.
Page 36 - Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
Page 6 - Thou art my father:" to the worm, "Thou art my mother, and my sister.
Page 23 - Some see Nature all Ridicule and Deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.
Page 33 - Their dread commander : he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower : his form had yet not lost All her original brightness ; nor appeared Less than arch-angel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured...
Page v - The distinction that is made in modern times between a Painting and a Drawing proceeds from ignorance of art. The merit of a Picture is the same as the merit of a Drawing. The dauber daubs his Drawings ; he who draws his Drawings draws his Pictures. There is no difference between Raphael's Cartoons and his Frescoes, or Pictures, except that the Frescoes, or Pictures, are more finished.

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