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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...To see, throughout all nature, varied stuff For better nature's birth by means of art: With me, each substance tended to one form ...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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...To see, throughout all nature, varied stuff For better nature's birth by means of art: With me, each substance tended to one form 85 Of beauty--to the human archetype. On every side occurred suggestive germs Of that--the tree, the flower--or take the fruit, --Some rosy shape, continuing the peach, Curved beewise o'er its bough; as rosy limbs, 5 Depending, nestled in the leaves; and just From a cleft rose-peach the whole Dryad sprang! But of the stuffs one can be master of, How I divined their capabilities! From the soft-rinded smoothening facile chalk 93 That yields your outline to (he air's embrace, Half-softened by a halo's pearly gloom, Down to the crisp imperious steel, so sure To cut its one confided thought clean out Of all the world. But marble!--'neath my tools 100 More pliable than jelly--as it were Some clear primordial creature dug from depths In the earth's heart, where itself breeds itself, And whence all baser substance may be worked--Refine it off to air you may, condense it 105 Down to the diamond;--is not metal there, When o'er the sudden specks my chisel trips? Not flesh, as flake off flake I scale, approach, Lay bare those bluish veins of blood asleep? Lurks flame in no strange windings where, surprised no By the swift implement sent home at once, Flushes and glowings radiate and hover About its track?--Phene! what--why is this? That whitening cheek, those still-dilating eyes! Ah, you will die--I knew that'you would die! us Phene begins, on his having long remained silent. Now the end 's coming; to be sure, it must Have ended sometime! Tush, why need I speak Their foolish speech? I cannot bring to mind One half of it, beside, and do not care For old Natalia now, nor any of them. 120 Oh, you--what are you?--if I do not try To say..Read Less
Good. Clothbound in rust colored cloth, stamped in gilt, as pictured. 1890 printing. No marks or writing in book. Text block is age-toned, as expected for a book over 120 years old. Light wear to covers at extremities; rubbing to cloth.
New. 134 pages. Reprinted from 1905 edition. Smyth/Section Sewn, Hard-Cover. Exact/Strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes/bindings than this reprint is of only a single volume/binding. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper.
New. 144 pages. ReInk Books reprint from the 1905 edition. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. (Original publisher: New York, London [etc. ] Longmans, Green, and co. )
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