B.R. Haydon and His Friends

B.R. Haydon and His Friends

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... was just to put forth no more power than was sufficient for the purposes of the age in which he lived. As if genius was a power one could fold up like a parasol. At this moment up came Spurzheim,1 with his German simplicity, and, shaking my hand, 'How doe you doe? Vy, your organs are more parfaite than eaver. How luckee you lose your hair. Veel you permit me to eintrowdooze you to Mrs. Spurzheim?' I was pushed against Turner, the landscape painter, with his red face and white waistcoat, and, before I could see Mrs. Spurzheim, was carried off my legs and bustled to where the sarcophagus lay." 1 John Soane (1753-1837), architect and founder of the Soane Museum. He rebuilt the Bank of England, was elected R.A. in 1802, and appointed Professor of Architecture to the Royal Academy in 1806. He was knighted in 1831, and in 1833 presented his house in Lincoln's Inn Fields, and his collections, to the nation. Hazlitt was back again in town after his travels, his new wife having remained in Paris, and already made up her mind to separate from him. Haydon paid his old acquaintance a long visit, and says that he spent three hours with great delight. "We talked of Michael Angelo, Raphael, and--the greatest of all is behind--Leigh Hunt, till we roared with laughter, and made more noise than all the coaches and wagons in Piccadilly. From what Hazlitt has told me of Hunt in Italy, I do think that he is the most extraordinary character I ever met with in history, poetry, tragedy, comedy, or romance. Hazlitt found him moulting near Florence, and offered to take him to Venice free of expense. No. He never went to Rome, Bologna, or Naples. He passed through Paris, and never went into the Louvre. He was annoyed that Venice, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926110
  • 9781236926111