Foederal American Monthly Volume . 61

Foederal American Monthly Volume . 61

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... childhood, was for pictures; my earliest and most intense instincts were artistic. Now I studied portraits with renewed ardor; for in addition to the pleasure received from the mere picture, I had a specific object to pursue, and was ever seeking in the faces before me the distinguishing traits of character by which the originals of those faces had made their mark. The habit thus formed has never left me, but has grown with my growth and strengthened with my strength. Continued observation naturally leads to speculation, and there are now lying perdu, in odd corners of my brain, many rare theories upon the old basis of 'vultus index animi; '. theories that would have flattered the earnest soul of Lavater, and refreshed the zealous research of Blumenbach. What I propose to advance here, respecting men whose hair parts in the middle is, however, less a speculation than a series of observations conducted from a specific stand-point, and carried forward to the proof of a conviction long entertained. As soon as my attention was directed to the subject, I found that Jefferson did not stand alone. He had abundance of reputable and distinguished company, men of powers, of fame, of genius. And I also discovered, that the higher I ascended towards the regions of pure genius, the greater became the number of the men whose hair parted in the centre of the forehead, 'after the manner of the Nazarenes, ' as it is expressed in that celebrated forgery, the letter of Lentulus to the Senate of Rome, concerning Christ. In effect, the final result of my observations in this matter has been to enable me, with some degree of certainty, to enunciate the following statement of the rapport between the genius of men and the corono-frontal division of the hair: First. Take..show more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607805
  • 9781236607805