Edwin Wilkins Field; A Memorial Sketch

Edwin Wilkins Field; A Memorial Sketch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...not mould out of mere clay divine things fit for the sacred house." As Mr. Field was a warm lover of art, so he was a warm friend of artists. As his house overflowed with their works, so his heart overflowed with personal kindness towards themselves. To them his house was open with a boundless hospitality. He always seemed to treat them as the living representatives of a source of happiness to which he owed a greater debt of gratitude than he could ever pay. They had been to him the interpreters of Nature, the priests who ministered at her altar, and whose vocation is to enable others to see and feel the wonderful beauty and grandeur of sunshine and shadow, of tree and water, of plain and mountain, of cloud and sky, and of the human face and form in all their manifold expressiveness. In a letter to Mr. Loring, in 1854, he says: --"I have seen little of your legal friends here lately. In fact, as much as I can get leisure, I spend it with artists rather than lawyers. Their atmosphere is more wholesome for my constitution." Those friends to whom he acknowledged himself under such obligation, for opening his eyes to the life of Nature, reciprocated most fully his sentiments, and of his " hosts of friends " were, perhaps, the most frequent and the most numerous of his visitors. They felt that his enjoyment of their companionship was as great as theirs of his, and were encouraged by a sympathy which helped them to realize their "high calling." Nor were occasions wanting when he was enabled to render them valuable assistance, by means of his personal influence and professional ability; and then they could not hesitate to ask a service, which they well knew would be to him a genuine pleasure. Such an occasion offered itself in connection with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666380
  • 9781236666383