Two Discourses: I. An Essay on the Whole Art of Criticism, as it Relates to Painting ... II. An Argument in Behalf of the Science of a Connoisseur; Wherein is Shewn the Dignity, Certainty, Pleasure, and Advantage of it

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W. Churchill, 1719 - Art appreciation - 454 pages
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Page 158 - Urania, and fit audience find, though few-. But drive far off the barbarous dissonance Of Bacchus and his revellers, the race Of that wild rout that tore the Thracian bard In Rhodope, where woods and rocks had ears To rapture, till the savage clamour drown'd Both harp and voice ; nor could the muse defend Her son.
Page 163 - go from thy fpirit ? or whither fhall I flee from " thy prefence ? If I afcend up into heaven thou * * art there. If I make my bed in hell, behold thou " art there. If I take the wings of the morning, " and dwell in the uttermoft parts of the fea ; " even there fhall thy hand lead me, and thy right " hand fhall hold me. 1? I fay, Surely the dark" nefs fhall cover me : even the night fhall be
Page 40 - Cleveland and the swarm of liars that nuzzle in the mud, or sling arrows from ambush, may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, and my right hand forget its cunning.
Page 129 - And all the rule, one empire; only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come...
Page 37 - Rolled inward, and a spacious gap disclosed Into the wasteful Deep. The monstrous sight Struck them with horror backward, but far worse Urged them behind; headlong themselves they threw Down from the verge of Heaven; eternal wrath Burnt after them to the bottomless pit.
Page 194 - Present, and of his presence many a sign Still following thee, still compassing thee round With goodness and paternal love, his face Express, and of his steps the track divine.
Page 13 - ... without this art could not possibly be communicated, whereby mankind is advanced higher in the rational state, and made better, and that in a way easy, expeditious, and delightful.
Page 31 - My sons (who also were confm'd with me) Cry in their troubled sleep, and ask for bread: O you are cruel if you do not weep Thinking on that, which now you well perceive My heart divin'd; if this provoke not tears At what are you accustomed to weep?
Page 39 - ... painting is, to perform much of the effect of discourse and books, and, in many instances, more speedily and with more reality. To consider a picture aright, is to read it ; but taking into account the beauty with which the eye is all the time entertained, (whether of colour or composition,) it is not only to read a book, and that finely printed and well bound, but as if a concert of music were heard at the same time.

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