This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1776 Excerpt: ...richest store, Thus T--yl--r forms a style--unknown before. io Oct. 1770. O- Mr. Gatniborough Equally excellent in Landlkip and Portraits; ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1776 Excerpt: ...richest store, Thus T--yl--r forms a style--unknown before. io Oct. 1770. O- Mr. Gatniborough Equally excellent in Landlkip and Portraits; TARAWN by the magic power of light and made, To Gainsborough's skill be this slight tribute paid To charm the foul with equal force conspire The Painter's genius and the Poet's sire. When Milton sings of Angels bold in sightj Or blooming Cherubs hajf-dissolv'd in light; Or leads his Eve to Adam's longing arms, In all the lustre of primasval charms: Fir'd with the song, thro' Edrn's blissful groves, With the sirst pair th' enraptur'd fancy roves. Midst crystal founts or amaranthine bowers, Ambrosial fruits, and ever-blooming flowers, We trace each step by various passions tost, And quit with tears the Paradise they lost. K 2 Like Like that blest pair, by Gainsb'rough's pencil drawn, Here each fond couple treads the flow'ry lawn; Or fun-burnt heroes shine in mimic arms, Or beauties glow in never-fading charms.' Each eye the animated features strike; Even lovers pleas'd, confess the portrait like. But when the landfltips various charms we trace, Where Nature's self appears with heighten'd grace; There sylvan scenes present the op'ning glade, Th' enamel'd lawn or cool sequester'd shade; The ruddy dawn there gilds the ruddy tow'r; There the smooth lake reflects the purple flow'r. In silent wonder six'd, with joy serene, The mind surveys th' imaginary scene; And owns the pleasing cheat so well sustain'd; Each landskip seems a Paradise regain'/!. SeTcral gentlemen and ladies drawn in that taste. On another Umner at Bath. An Expostulation. "O AY, thou that deign'st in panegyric lays, "And rapturous notes the graphic Art to praise, ""Why shares not Hoar thy tributary strain!" (Methinks I hear Italia'...Read Less
Good. Catalog 10/12. Full leather, raised bands, spine-label, clean unmarked text, 308 pp. Good copy, previous owner's old signature to front flyleaf, foxing/soil to some pages of the contents (especially outer pages), rubbing to the tips and edges of the covers, some minor wear to the covers with some expert-repair, hinges strained but in tact. Signed, inscribed, and dated by Graves on the first blank. Digital images available upon request. 1776.
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