A Tour in Italy and Sicily

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Longman, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828 - 624 pagina's
 

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Pagina 209 - And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them : and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Pagina 209 - And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son ; for he is lunatic, and sore vexed, for oft,times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Pagina 194 - Titian we must turn our eyes to find excellence with regard to colour, and light and shade, in the highest degree. He was both the first and the greatest master of this art. By a few strokes he knew how to mark the general image and character of whatever object he attempted...
Pagina 302 - ... simplicity, of boundless power, reckless of cost and labour, all for a useful purpose, and regardless of beauty. A river in midair, which had been flowing on ceaselessly for fifteen or eighteen hundred or two thousand years, poured its cataracts into the streets and public squares of Rome when she was mistress and also when she was the slave of nations, and quenched the thirst of Attila and of Genseric as it had before quenched that of Brutus and Caesar, and as it has since quenched that of beggars...
Pagina 205 - A man who thinks he is guarding himself against prejudices by resisting the authority of others, leaves open every avenue to singularity, vanity, self-conceit, obstinacy, and many other vices, all tending to warp the judgment, and prevent the natural operation of his faculties.
Pagina 606 - Turin forms a perfect contrast with all the cities we have been accustomed to see in Italy ; it is new, fresh, and regular, instead of antique and in decay; and the buildings all alike are collectively magnificent, if not quite so in detail, the material being only brick coated over in imitation of stone. A profusion of running watei keeps the fine wide pavement clean.
Pagina 207 - In a composition, when the objects are scattered and divided into many equal parts, the eye is perplexed and fatigued, from not knowing where to find the principal action, or which is the principal figure; for where all are making equal pretensions to notice, all are in equal danger of neglect. The expression which is used very often, on these occasions is, the piece wants repose...
Pagina 205 - In fact, we never are satisfied with our opinions, whatever we may pretend, till they are ratified and confirmed by the suffrages of the rest of mankind. We dispute and wrangle for ever ; we endeavour to get men to come to us, when we do not go to them.
Pagina 410 - ... the wall, was but half spread out ; you saw the long sliding stroke of the trowel about to return and obliterate its own track — but it never did return : the hand of the workman was suddenly arrested, and, after the lapse of 1800 years, the whole looks so fresh and new that you would almost swear the mason was only gone to his dinner, and about to come back immediately to smooth the roughness.
Pagina 35 - A few gondolas passed us. No noisy trade was heard, no cries, no rattling of carriages of course; not so much as the sound of a footstep disturbed the universal stillness. We might have fancied ourselves in the catacombs of all the fishes of the Adriatic, rather than in a town inhabited by men, but for the few heads that we saw here and there popping out of dark holes to look at us. Emerging at last from the maze of narrow canals, we found ourselves in the great one, which traverses the city in an...

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