Aubrey: A Novel, Volume 2

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T. N. Longman, 1804 - 390 pages
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Page 49 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Page 123 - All things to man's delightful use ; the roof Of thickest covert was inwoven shade Laurel and myrtle, and what higher grew Of firm and fragrant leaf; on either side Acanthus, and each odorous bushy shrub Fenced up the verdant wall ; each beauteous flower. Iris all hues, roses, and jessamine, Rear'd high their flourish'd heads between, and wrought Mosaic ; under foot the violet, Crocus, and hyacinth, with rich inlay Broider'd the ground...
Page 123 - Mosaic; under foot the violet, Crocus, and hyacinth, with rich inlay Broider'd the ground, more colour'd than with stone Of costliest emblem : other creature here, Beast, bird, insect, or worm, durst enter none, Such was their awe of man.
Page 42 - Age of Painting, about Leo the Tenth's Time, ufed this deeper and richer Kind of coloring ; and I fear one might add, that the glaring Lights introduced by Guido, went a great Way toward the Declenfion of that Art; as the enfeebling of the Colors by Carlo Marat (or, if you pleafe pleafe, by his Followers) hath fince almoft completed the Fall of it in Italy.
Page 42 - Judgment is fo apt to be guided by fome particular Attachments (and that more perhaps in this Part of Beauty than any other,) yet I am a good deal...
Page 199 - Look round !" thundered through my ear, in my father's voice, from a corner of the room. I involuntarily obeyed, and, as my eye caught his figure at his chamber-door, he raifed a vial to his mouth.
Page 197 - I loon, however, found that fleep was out of the queftion: the remembrance of my father's converfation by degrees faded away, and gave place to that of Donna Seraphina. The latter part of it revived in my imagination with double force, and brought with it an irrefiftible afiemblage of charms: the ramparts fell L 4 before before them one after another.
Page 45 - ... other Three. I fhall therefore have much lefs to fay of it, than of each of the others ; and fhall only give you Two or Three Obfervations, relating to it. As to the Color of the Body in general, the moft beautiful perhaps that ever was imagined, was that which...
Page 199 - ... me that I had nearly put out both the taper and lamp.
Page 45 - t bouts de doigts ; it weeps all over." " —Clearly, by G— d ?" returned his lordfhip: " Le Brun was a famous " painter of Magdclens: this is a — a" — "- Titian, my lord." — " I know ; it " is equal to his Venus, by G — d...

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