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. 1873 Excerpt: ... Leonce Miranda knew as much. Therefore in Art he nowise cared to be Creative; but creation, that had birth In storminess long years before ...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. 1873 Excerpt: ... Leonce Miranda knew as much. Therefore in Art he nowise cared to be Creative; but creation, that had birth In storminess long years before was born Monsieur Le'once Miranda, --Art, enjoyed Like fleshly objects of the chace that tempt In cookery, not capture--these might feast The dilettante, furnish tavern-fare Open to all with purses open too. To sit free and take tribute seigneur-like--Now, not too lavish of acknowledgment, Now, self-indulgently profuse of pay, Always Art's seigneur, not Art's serving-man, Whate'er the style and title and degree, --That is the quiet life and easy death Monsieur Le'once Miranda would approve Wholly--provided (back I go again To the first simile) that while glasses clink, And viands steam, and banqueting laughs high, All that's outside the temporary tent, The dim grim outline of the circuit-wall, Forgets to menace "Soon or late will drop Pavilion, soon or late you needs must march, And laggards will be sorry they were slack! Always--unless excuse sound plausible!" Monsieur Leonce Miranda knew as much: Whence his determination just to paint So creditably as might help the eye To comprehend how painter's eye grew dim Ere it produced L'Ingegno's piece of work--. So to become musician that his ear Should judge, by its own tickling and turmoil, Who made the Solemn Mass might well die deaf--So cultivate a literary knack That, by experience how it wiles the time, He might imagine how a poet, rapt In rhyming wholly, grew so poor at last By carelessness about his banker's-book, That the Sieur Boileau (to provoke our smile) Began abruptly, --when he paid devoir To Louis Quatorze as he dined in state, --"Sire, send a drop of broth to Pierre Corneille Now dying and in want of sustenance!"--I say, these half-hour playin...Read Less
Very Good. No Jacket. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Pub by Thos. Y. Crowell, 1898, "from the author's revised text." VG cond. flex-covers, no dj. Deep burgundy bds w/ bright gilt & very ornate dec & lettering on cover & spine. Red & black Title Page, & b&w Frontis illus w/ tissue guard. 314pp. We have most of the titles in this set (some not listed online) & we'd be happy to discount for multiple purchase & to combine postage. Same or next day shipping. Please email any questions.
Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Published by SMITH, ELDER in 1889, paperback, medium size, sunned, stained, wear to edges, page edges foxed, corners bumped, wear to head & tail of spine, owners inscription, endpapers untidy.
Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Published by SMITH, ELDER in 1889, hardback (no Dust Jacket), small size, boards worn to edges, page edges foxed, pages uncut, boards creased to head & tail of spine, book plate on inside front cover.
Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Published by SMITH, ELDER in 1873, 281 pages, hardback (no Dust Jacket), medium size, boards stained, boards worn to edges, hinges cracked internally, pages uncut, boards worn and creased to head & tail of spine, spine sunned & faded, brownish, embossed stamp on front free endpaper, bevelled edges.
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