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Página 583 - Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country. In...
Página 583 - Sir Joshua expired, without any visible symptoms of pain, on the twenty-third of February, 1792, in the sixty-ninth year of his age. "His illness," says Burke, "was long, but borne with a mild and cheerful fortitude, without the least mixture of any thing irritable or querulous ; agreeably to the placid and even tenor of his whole life. He had, from the beginning of his malady, a distinct view of his dissolution ; and he contemplated it with that entire composure, which nothing but the innocence,...
Página 584 - Luca Giordano, and others that I might mention, which we seek after with avidity. From the former, we learn to think originally. May I presume to introduce myself on this occasion, and even to mention as an instance of the truth of what I have remarked, the very discourses which I have had the honour of delivering from this place ? Whatever merit they have must be imputed in a great measure to the education which I may be said to have had under Dr. Johnson.
Página 583 - His talents of every kind, powerful from nature, and not meanly cultivated by letters; his social virtues in all the relations, and all the habitudes of life, rendered him the centre of a very great and unparalleled variety of agreeable societies, which will be dissipated by his death. He had too much merit not to excite some jealousy, too much innocence to provoke any enmity.
Página 343 - My care is like my shadow in the sun, Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it; Stands and lies by me, does what...
Página 588 - ... a pencil. This part of the art, though it does not hold a rank with the powers of invention, of...
Página 53 - ... have committed many heinous felonies and robberies, to the great hurt and deceit of the people they have come among,
Página 53 - Egyptians, using no craft nor feat of merchandize, who have come into this realm and gone from shire to shire and place to place in great company, and used great...
Página 584 - Luca Giordano, and others, that I might mention, which we seek after with avidity : from the former we learn to think originally. May I presume to introduce myself on this occasion, and even to mention, as an instance of the truth of what I have remarked, the very Discourses which I have had the honour of delivering from this place ? Whatever merit they have...
Página 588 - ... other, the flowing liberty and freedom of his outline, the animated pencil, with which every object is touched, all contribute to awaken and keep alive the attention of the spectator ; awaken in him, in some measure, correspondent sensations, and make him feel a degree of that enthusiasm with which the painter was carried away. To this we may add the complete uniformity in all the parts of the work, so that the whole seems to be conducted, and grow out of one mind : every thing is of a piece,...