Andrea Alciati and His Books of Emblems: A Biographical and Bibliographical Study

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Trübner & Company, 1872 - Emblem books - 344 pages
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Page 75 - But at the close of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries, they were so abundant that their insincerity can scarcely be doubted.
Page 63 - The godlie sorte, with reuerence do imbrace : Though they be men, yet since Godds worde they teache, Wee honor them, and giue them higheste place, Imbassadors of princes of the earthe, Haue royall seates, thoughe base they are by birthe. Yet, if throughe pride they doe them selues forgett, And make accompte that honor, to be theires : And...
Page 55 - ... different figures, and explaining their meaning, and the little scholar marvelling at the knowledge of his teacher, and drinking in wisdom through his eyes. The child thus receives practical lessons of piety and morality with a pleasure which dwells upon his mind through years of sorrow and trouble. We have known those whose boyish days have been made more agreeable by the emblems of Whitney — who could recollect the different prints, their situation, the details, the whole, to their then delighted...
Page 328 - Amor, Mors hoc tempore caeca fuit. Alter enim alterius male provida spicula sumpsit : Mors aurata, tenet ossea tela puer. Debuit inde senex qui nunc Acheronticus esse, Ecce amat, et capiti florea serta parat. Ast ego mutato quia Amor me perculit arcu, Deficio injiciunt et mihi fata manum. Parce puer, Mors signa tenens victricia parce : Fac ego amem, subeat fac Acheronta senex.
Page 187 - Diverse imprese accommodate a diverse moralità, con versi che i loro significan dichiarano insieme con molte altre nella lingua italiana non piu tradotte. Tratte da gli Emblemi dell
Page 260 - Many of the prints and illustrations, especially the former, are borrowed from Alciatus, and such as he has made use of, are amplified, and frequently, though not always, improved. All the illustrations consist of thirty lines each, a limitation which, as might be expected, is sometimes productive of weakness. The general character of Wither's Emblems is that of sound morality, enforced in a sensible style, tinctured with warm religious feelings, and some of them adorned with a few fresh and fragrant...
Page 275 - Alciati emblematum fontes quatuor : namely, an account of the original collection made at Milan, 1522, and photo-lith. fac-similes of the editions, Augsburg, 1531, Paris, 1534, and Venice, 1546; edited by Henry Green, MA Small 4to.
Page 50 - THE WORTHY TRACT OF PAULUS louius, contayning a Discourse of rare inuentions both Militarie and Amorous called Imprese. Whereunto is added a Preface, contayning the Arte of composing them, with many other notable deuises. By Samuell Daniell late Student in Oxenforde.
Page 214 - Omnia | Andreae | Alciati VC | emblemata | cum commentariis, quibus Emblematum | omnium aperta origine, mens authoris | explicatur, et obscura omnia du | biaquc illustrantur.
Page 245 - Moralidad, y doctrina tocante a las | buenas costumbres. | por Diego Lopez, natvral de la | villa de Valencia de la Orden de Alcantara. | Dirigido a Don Diego Hvrtado de...

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