Gossip about Portraits: Principally Engraved Portraits

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H.G.Bohn, 1866 - 223 páginas
 

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Página 22 - She, of whose soul, if we may say, 'twas gold, Her body was the electrum, and did hold Many degrees of that ; we understood Her by her sight ; her pure, and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, That one might almost say, her body thought...
Página 74 - With me but roughly since I heard thee last. Those lips are thine — thy own sweet smile I see, The same that oft in childhood solaced me ; Voice only fails, else how distinct they say, " Grieve not, my child, chase all thy fears away!
Página 56 - While Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give ; See him, when starved to death, and turn'd to dust, Presented with a monumental bust. The poet's fate is here in emblem shown, He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone.
Página 50 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Página 57 - Marble piles let no man raise To her name for after days. Some kind woman, born as she, Reading this, like Niobe, Shall turn marble, and become Both her mourner, and her tomb.
Página 123 - Several charcoal fires being first made in his large study, he brought with him into that place his winding-sheet in his hand, and having put off all his clothes, had this sheet put on him, and so tied with knots at his head and feet, and his hands so placed as dead bodies are usually fitted, to be shrouded and put into their coffin or grave.
Página 123 - These being got, then without delay a choice painter was got to be in readiness to draw his picture, which was taken as followeth. — Several charcoal fires being first made in his large study, he brought with him into that place his windingsheet in his hand, and having put off...
Página 56 - Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there: And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
Página 123 - In this posture he was drawn at his just height; and when the picture was fully finished, he caused it to be set by his bedside, where it continued and became his hourly object till his death, and was then given to his dearest friend and executor, Dr.
Página 51 - This stratagem to' amuse our foes, To make an hon'rable retreat, And wave a total sure defeat : For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.

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