This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...speaks louder, or is more early and steadily obeyed than by men in general. But colors, and marble, and paper scores are ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...speaks louder, or is more early and steadily obeyed than by men in general. But colors, and marble, and paper scores are more easily found to use, and more under command, than the occasions of life or the wills of other men, so that we see in the poet's work, if not a higher sentiment, or a deeper meaning, a more frequent and more perfect fulfilment than in him who builds his temple from the world day by day, or makes a nation his canvass and his pallette. It is also easier to us to get the scope of the artist's design and its growth as the area where we see it does not stretch vision beyond its power. The Sybil of Michel Angelo indeed shares the growth of centuries, as much as Luther's Reformation, but the first apparition of the one strikes both the senses and the soul, the other only the latter, so we look most easily and with liveliest impression at the Sybil. Add the benefits of rehearsal and repetition. The grand Napoleon drama could bo acted but once, but Mozart's Don Giovanni presents to us the same thought seven times a week, if we wish to yield to it so many. The artists too are the young children of our sickly manhood, or wearied out old. age. On us life has pressed till the form is marred and bowed down, but their youth is immortal, invincible, to us the inexhaustible prophecy of a second birth. From the naive lispings of their uncalculating lives are heard anew the tones of that mystic song we call Perfectibility, Perfection. Artist biographies, scanty as they are, are always beautiful. The tedious cavil of the Teuton cannot degrade, nor the surley superlatives of the Italian wither them. If any fidelity be preserved in the record, it always casts new light on their works. The exuberance of Italian praise is the better...Read Less
Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Textured green hardcover binding has some rubbing along edges, split bottom inch of spine, boards showing at lower front corner, library pocket intact inside front cover, a few marks, but overall clean and tight. 449 pages + ads in back. Spine has title in gilt also adds Margaret Fuller's Works. Spine stickers.
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