Excerpt from The Art of Drawing in Its Various Branches: Exemplified in a Course of Twenty-Eight Progressive Lessons, Calculated to Afford Those Who Are Unacquainted With the Art, the Means of Acquiring a Competent Knowledge Without the Aid of a Master There is, perhaps, no amusement more de lightful, no accomplishment more useful, no art more elegant, and no profession more advantageous, than that of drawing. As an amusement, however, much followed, it is certain to bring neither regret, anxiety, fatigue of body, nor enervation of the mind. What other recreation can we say as much of? The theatre is almost always quitted with a certain feeling of regret should the representa tion have been good, or of weariness and dis gust if bad; cards, though in nothing more than a family game of whist, excite the passions and cause anxiety; dancing, riding, walking. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.