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Page 151 - ... work for my king, and want some of my own Florentines to help me. Now your method of working and your designs are worthy rather of a sculptor than a goldsmith; and since I have to turn out a great piece of bronze, I will at the same time turn you into a rich and able artist." This man had a splendid person and a most arrogant spirit, with the air of a great soldier more than of a sculptor, especially in regard to his vehement gestures and his resonant voice, together with a habit he had of knitting...
Page 143 - IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the Sixth daie of September in the yeare of our Lord Jesus Christ one thousand six hundred thirtie and seaven And in the thirteenth yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, etc.
Page 12 - With large square blocks of grey stone, Its foundations are deep, The front towards the east he makes round, The stones are very strong and hard. In the centre rises a tower, And two at the western front, And fine and large bells he hangs there. The pillars and mouldings Are rich without and within.
Page 42 - Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm from an anointed king; The breath of worldly men cannot depose The deputy elected by the Lord.
Page 323 - ... at their liberty and Pleasure without impediment let or interruption of any Person or Persons. In witness whereof I the said...
Page 90 - The lonely mountains o'er and the resounding shore a voice of weeping heard and loud lament ; from haunted spring and dale edged with poplar pale the parting Genius is with sighing sent; with flower-inwoven tresses torn the nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn.
Page 249 - Norwegian ; nay, to come nearer home, as the gypsy and the sedentary Oxford professor; and we are led from this fact to the induction which has been too often forgotten or overlooked, that the same thing must always have been. We talk of a Stone age, of a Bronze age, and of an Iron age, and these are excellent terms when we apply them to some particular area like Scandinavia, to which they were first applied; but they are misleading when universally applied. Many savages are still living, or were...
Page 252 - We have as yet found no traces of a beginning of this culture on the spot, and until quite recently, when Professor Petrie has made some remarkable discoveries at Coptos, which may throw some light on this issue, we seem to have in the monuments of the fourth and fifth dynasty every kind of excellence we associate with Egyptian art fully developed, including its hieroglyphical writing, its strange mythology, etc., and all the while Egypt was still in what the Scandinavian antiquaries describe as...
Page 258 - In his original and suggestive memoir on this subject, he traces this art to Switzerland. There it seems to have incubated and developed itself in contact with the art of the Etruscans, -with which at some points it has some analogy; but as a whole its inspiration is not Etruscan, but it goes back further to that primitive Mediterranean art which, for lack of a better name, we call Mykenean — the art of the Homeric poems.
Page 257 - Teue, etc., and it would seem, therefore, that they reached us by some migration down the Rhine. One important fact about this art is, that we know its relative date. We know that it was living when the Romans conquered Britain. The remains of the early Roman conquerors are found mixed with objects of this date in the hill forts of Dorsetshire, etc., and the descriptions of Ciesar apply to this charioteering people.