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Art.
What is art? Nature concentrated. - Balzac

Art hath an enemy called ignorance. -- Ben Jonson

Seraphs share with thee
Knowledge: But art, O man, is thine alone!
109
SCHILLER: Artists, St 2.

Art is the child of Nature; yes,
Her darling child, in whom we trace
The features of the mother's face,
Her aspect and her attitude.
110
LONGFELLOW: Kéramos.


ART.

For Art is Nature made by Man
To Man the interpreter of God.
_The Artist_. LORD LYTTON (_Owen Meredith_).

In the elder days of Art.
Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
For the gods see everywhere.
_The Builders_. H.W. LONGFELLOW.

It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize,
And to be swift is less than to be wise.
'Tis more by art, than force of numerous strokes.
_Iliad, Bk. XXIII_. HOMER. _Trans_. of POPE.

His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand;
His manners were gentle, complying, and bland;
Still born to improve us in every part,
His pencil our faces, his manners our heart.
_Retaliation (Sir Joshua Reynolds)_. O. GOLDSMITH.

Around the mighty master came
The marvels which his pencil wrought,
Those miracles of power whose fame
Is wide as human thought.
_Raphael_. J.G. WHITTIER.


Artist.

In framing an artist, art hath thus decreed,
To make some good, but others to exceed.
111
SHAKS.: Pericles, Act ii., Sc. 3.


Aspect.

With grave
Aspect he rose, and in his rising seem'd
A pillar of state.
112
MILTON: Par. Lost, Bk. ii., Line 300.




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