In the Days of Victoria: Some Memories of Men and Things

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John Lane, 1918 - Всего страниц: 367
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Стр. 136 - For Mr. Whistler's own sake, no less than for the protection of the purchaser, Sir Coutts Lindsay ought not to have admitted works into the gallery in which the ill-educated conceit of the artist so nearly approached the aspect of wilful imposture.
Стр. 141 - O monstrous ! but one half-penny worth of bread to this intolerable deal of sack ! — What there is else, keep close ; we'll read it at more advantage : there let him sleep till day.
Стр. 126 - Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint, and heard great argument About it and about: but evermore Came out by the same door where in I went.
Стр. 46 - This morning come up to my wife's bedside, I being up dressing myself, little Will Mercer to be her Valentine; and brought her name writ upon blue paper in gold letters, done by himself, very pretty; and we were both well pleased with it. But I am also this year my wife's Valentine, and it will cost me £5; but that I must have laid out if we had not been Valentines.
Стр. 119 - Pre-Raphaelitism has but one principle, that of absolute, uncompromising truth in all that it does, obtained by working everything, down to the most minute detail, from nature, and from nature only.* Every Pre-Raphaelite landscape background is painted to the last touch, in the open air, from the thing itself. Every Pre-Raphaelite figure, however studied in expression, is a true portrait of some living person.
Стр. 43 - And I pray you, my masters, be merry, Quot estis in convivio. Caput apri defero Reddens laudes Domino. The boar's head, as I understand, Is the rarest dish in all this land, Which thus bedeck'd with a gay garland Let us servire cantico.
Стр. 47 - The choral Ministers of this House do, according to an ancient custom, salute Flora every year on the first of May at four in the morning with vocal music of several parts. Which having been sometimes well performed hath given great content to the neighbourhood and auditors underneath.
Стр. 132 - And great bards and small bards were full of alarms ; Till Tennyson, flaming and red as a gipsy, Struck his fist on the table and uttered a shout : 'To the door with the boy ! Call a cab ! He is tipsy ! ' And they carried the naughty young gentleman out.
Стр. 136 - I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
Стр. 43 - The boar's head in hand bear I, Bedeck'd with bays and rosemary; And I pray you, my masters, be merry, Quot estis in convivio. Caput apri defero Reddens laudes Domino.

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