The Life and Correspondence of Sir Thomas Lawrence, Kt, Volume 2

Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831
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Página 169 - DUKE'S PALACE. [Enter DUKE, CURIO, LORDS; MUSICIANS attending.] DUKE. If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.— That strain again;— it had a dying fall; O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour.— Enough; no more; 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
Página 405 - Flaxman's style were founded on Grecian art — on its noblest principles — on its deeper intellectual power, and not on the mere surface of its skill. Though master of its purest lines, he was still more the sculptor of sentiment than of form, and whilst the philosopher, the statesman, and the hero were treated by him with appropriate dignity, not even in Raphael have the gentler feelings and sorrows of human nature been treated with more touching pathos than in the various designs and models...
Página 77 - ... but wide, and contemptuous even in its smile, falling singularly at the corners, and its vindictive and disdainful expression heightened by the massive firmness of the chin, which springs at once from the centre of the full under lip...
Página 406 - ... the sensibility and virtues of his mind. Like the greatest of modern painters, he delighted to trace from the actions of familiar life, the lines of sentiment and passion ; and from the populous haunts and momentary peacefulness of poverty and want, to form his inimitable groups of childhood, and maternal tenderness, with those nobler compositions from holy writ — as beneficent in their motive, as they were novel in design — which open new sources of invention from its simplest texts, and...
Página 81 - ... humorous, that it is evident (at least it appears to me so) that she is already more in dread of his opinion than of his displeasure. " Their mode of life is very regular. They breakfast together, alone, about eleven. At half-past twelve she came in to sit to me, accompanied by Prince Leopold, who stayed great part of the time.
Página 88 - Charlotte has gone from this country — it has lost her. She was a good, she was an admirable woman. None could know my Charlotte as I did know her ! It was my happiness, my duty to know her character, but it was my delight.
Página 190 - Admired and popular as he was, it was fine, yet only just in him to say so ; and from frequent comparison of their noble works, I am the more convinced of the entire veracity of Sir Joshua Reynold's decision in favour of Michael Angelo.
Página 88 - I tried to check this current of recollection that was evidently overpowering him (as it was me) by a remark on a part of the picture, and then on its likeness to the youth of the old King. " Ah ! and my child was like her, for one so young (as if it had really lived in childhood). For one so young it was surprisingly like — the nose, it was higher than children's are — the mouth so like hers ; so cut (trying to describe its mouth on his own).
Página 405 - His purity of taste," says Sir Thomas Lawrence, " led him early in life to the study of the noblest relics of antiquity, and a mind, though not then of classic education, but of classic bias, urged him to the perusal of the best translations of the Greek philosophers and poets, till it became deeply imbued with those simple and grand sentiments which distinguished the productions of that favoured people.
Página 82 - ... the Prince always walking by her side : at five, she would come in and sit to me till seven ; at six, or before it, he would go out with his gun to shoot either hares or rabbits, and return about seven or half-past ; soon after which, we went to dinner, the Prince and Princess appearing in the drawing-room just as it was served up. Soon after the dessert appeared, the Prince and Princess retired to the drawing-room, whence we soon heard the piano-forte accompanying their voices. At his own time,...

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