Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth: With a Catalogue of His Works Chronologically Arranged; and Occasional Remarks

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J. Nichols, 1785 - 529 pages
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Page 471 - And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
Page 91 - Farewell, great painter of mankind ! Who reach'd the noblest point of art, Whose pictured morals charm the mind, And through the eye correct the heart. If Genius fire thee, reader, stay, If nature touch thee, drop a tear, If neither move thee — turn away — For Hogarth's honour'd dust lies here.
Page 507 - Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
Page 507 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error ; and there he died by the ark of God.
Page 14 - Villany, fear, and conscience are mixed in yellow and livid on his countenance, his lips are contracted by tremor, his face advances as eager to lie, his legs step back as thinking to make his escape; one hand is thrust precipitately into his bosom, the fingers of the other are catching uncertainly at his button-holes.
Page 24 - ... me to deal with Peter Paunch, at the upper end of the town : mortifying reflections these.
Page 514 - Many opportunities his fubje&s naturally afford of introducing graceful attitudes ; and yet we have very few examples of them. With inftances of piBurefque grace his works abound.
Page 387 - Are aptly joined, where parts on parts depend, Each made for each, as bodies for their soul, So as to form one true and perfect whole ; Where a plain story to the eye is told, KJ Which we conceive the moment we behold, Hogarth unrivall'd stands, and shall engage Unrivall'd praise to the most distant age.
Page 389 - To drivel out whole years of Idiot breath, And sit the monuments of living death > O galling circumstance to human pride ! Abasing thought, but not to be denied ! With curious art the brain too finely wrought, Preys on...
Page 80 - It is impoflible the leaft degree of friendfhip could ever fubfift in this intercourfe of the arts with him ; for his infufferable vanity will never allow the leaft merit in another, and no man of a liberal turn of mind will ever condefcend to feed his pride with the grofs and fulfome praife he expects, or to burn the incence he claims, and indeed fnuffs like a moft gracious God. To this he joins no fmall fhare of jealoufy ; in confequence of which...

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