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Сторінка 107 - Few things in the way of small books upon great subjects, avowedly cheap and necessarily brief, have been hitherto so well done as these biographies of the Great Masters in painting." —Times.
Сторінка 92 - Live on, and if you are not to share in the honours of this world, like other citizens, it is enough to have bread, and to live in the faith of Christ, even as I do here, for I live humbly, nor do I care for the life, nor the honours of this world.
Сторінка 92 - I were to remain in Rome, my own tomb would be prepared before that of the Pope. This is the reason for my sudden departure. Now you write to me on behalf of the Pope, and in similar manner you will read this letter to the Pope. Give His Holiness to understand that I am more...
Сторінка 78 - I am reaching the common haven to which every man must come, to give account of the good and evil he has done. Now I see how my soul fell into the error of making Art her idol and her sovereign lord. Thoughts of love, fond and sweet fancies, what will become of you, now that I am near to a double death — one certain, the other threatening? Neither painting nor sculpture can avail to calm a soul which turns to Thee, O God, who hast stretched out Thy arms upon the Cross for us.
Сторінка 107 - The writers of these biographies have, on the whole, succeeded in giving an excellent aperfu of the painters and their works, and better where they have adhered to the lives written by acknowledged specialists — such as M. Vosmaer for Rembrandt, Passavant for Raphael, and Dr. Woltmann for Holbein. The life of Holbein is by the editor, with whom the idea of such a series originated, and to whose great experience is to be attributed the very valuable copies of all the important pictures contained...
Сторінка 99 - Thou needest a wife to associate with, and whom thou canst rule, and who will not care about pomps, and run about every day to parties and marriages. It is easy for a woman to go wrong who does these things. Nor is it to be said by any one, that thou wishest to ennoble thyself by marriage; for it is well known that we are as ancient and noble citizens of Florence as those of any other house. Recommend thyself to God, that he may aid thee.