History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States, Volume 1

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Page 120 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me...
Page 23 - In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry of courts and schools : There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts.
Page 63 - West has conquered ; he has treated his subject as it ought to be treated ; I retract my objections. I foresee that this picture will not only become one of the most popular, but will occasion a revolution in art.
Page 317 - In for a penny, in for a pound,' is an old adage. I am so hackneyed to the touches of the painter's pencil that I am now altogether at their beck, and sit, like ' patience on a monument,' whilst they are delineating the lines of my face.
Page 23 - And virgin earth fresh scenes ensue, The force of art by nature seems outdone, And fancied beauties by the true : " In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry...
Page 26 - Indian scholars and missionaries; where he most exorbitantly proposes a whole hundred pounds a year for himself, forty pounds for a fellow, and ten for a student. His heart will break if his deanery be not taken from him, and left to your Excellency's disposal.
Page 25 - There is a gentleman of this kingdom just gone for England ; it is Dr. George Berkeley, dean of Derry, the best preferment among us, being worth eleven hundred pounds a year.
Page 149 - About ten o'clock, Dr. Warren sent in great haste for me, and begged that I would immediately set off for Lexington, where Messrs. Hancock and Adams were, and acquaint them of the movement, and that it was thought they were the object.
Page 237 - Trenton, where he was much exposed in attending the hall of the legislature, was uncommonly cold. 'When he was crossing the Hudson to return to his house and family, the river was very full of ice, which occasioned his being several hours on the water in a very severe day.
Page 88 - In his Death on the Pale Horse, and more particularly in the sketch of that picture, he has more than approached the masters and princes of the calling. It is, indeed, irresistibly fearful to see the triumphant march of the terrific phantom, and the dissolution of all that earth is proud of beneath his tread. War and peace, sorrow and joy, youth and age, all who love and all who hate, seem planet-struelc. The Death of Wolfe...

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