The Complete Works of John Lothrop Motley

The Complete Works of John Lothrop Motley

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...would appreciate it. We have had a constant succession and profusion of every flower known to horticulture--I mean to hardy horticulture. The roses in their season were uncommonly fine, and now there is a wilderness of dahlias, asters, gladioli and day-lilies, geraniums, fuchsias, and countless others. In the midst of the garden is a sand-bank, and in the midst of the sand-bank may be seen burrowing, at any hour between noon and night, Susie and Mary, with their friends Adolf and Lulu, children of Madame de Rumohr, the lady who occupies the other part of our house. I regret to say that she leaves Dresden before the winter. Our young prince is going to Prussia to enter the army, and Captain de Rumohr accompanies him to Berlin. We shall miss them all very much, for they are very amiable, kind-hearted people. The prince is quite a nice-looking, good-tempered young man of twenty, with very agreeable manners. The captain is a very intelligent and amiable man about my age. The eldest brother of the prince has just assumed the government of his principality on attaining his majority. Waldeck is the name. The gallery remains as much a resource as ever. I find that I have (and Mary also) a most sincere and unlimited love for the fine arts, and particularly for painting. I am pretty well persuaded that the Madonna di San Sisto is the first picture in the world. I don't think any painter has ever so well hit the exact combination of the supernatural with the natural which is always attempted in the face of the Infant Saviour. The expression, without ceasing to be that of an infant, has still something infinitely imposing and majestic. The Madonna is faultlessly beautiful and very human, yet there is an expression beyond humanity: not elevated, for...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954602
  • 9781236954602