Two Lectures on the Advantages of a Republican Condition of Society: For the Promotion of the Arts, and the Cultivation of Science

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Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1833 - Art and state - 42 pages
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Page 7 - Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them...
Page 6 - And it came to pass, as. the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; and said, Whose daughter art thou?
Page 14 - ... and two pilasters forming three openings, under a thick and steep rock overhung by brushwood and wild shrubs. The long ranges of columns that appear closing in perspective on every side, the flat roof of solid rock that seems to be prevented from falling only by the massy pillars, whose capitals are pressed down and flattened as if by the superincumbent weight, the darkness that obscures the interior of the temple, which is dimly lighted only by the entrances, and the gloomy appearance of the...
Page 14 - ... religious awe with which the grander works of ages of darkness are generally contemplated. The whole excavation consists of three principal parts: the great temple itself which is in the centre, and two smaller chapels, one on each side of the great temple. These two chapels do not come forward...
Page 12 - ... nor was this republican spirit totally extinguished by the introduction of wealth and monarchy. It was in works of national honour and benefit that the most virtuous of the emperors affected to display their magnificence.
Page 6 - And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night ; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.
Page 10 - T v—_y_l__i that perfection which has made Athens the mistress of the world, through all succeeding ages. Some sciences indeed have been carried higher in modern times, and art has put forth new branches, of which some have given new helps to science : but Athens, in that age, reached a perfection of taste that no country hath since surpassed ; but on the contrary all have looked up to, as a polar star, by which, after sinking in the deepest barbarism, taste has been guided in its restoration to...
Page 14 - The name of Poet was almost forgotten; that of Orator was usurped by the sophists. A cloud of critics, of compilers, of commentators, darkened the face of learning, and the decline of genius was soon followed by the corruption of taste.
Page 18 - It was customary in the heroic age, as indeed at all times in Greece, for Ladies ' of the highest rank to employ themselves in spinning and needlework, and in, at ' least, directing the business of the loom ; which was carried on, as till lately, in the ' Highlands of Scotland, and among the Yeomanry in many parts of England, by ' every family, or its servants, for itself.
Page 14 - The authority of Plato and Aristotle, of Zeno and Epicurus, still reigned in the schools ; and their systems, transmitted with blind deference from one generation of disciples to another, precluded every generous attempt to exercise the powers, or enlarge the limits, of the human mind.

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