Excerpt from Outlines From the Antients: Exhibiting Their Principles of Composition in Figures and Basso-Relievos Taken Chiefly From Inedited Monuments of Greek and Roman Sculpture; With an Introductory Essay
Were I now (said he) to begin the world again, I would tread in the steps of this great master: to kiss the hem of his garment, to catch the slightest of his perfections, would be glory and distinction enough for an ambitious he I fwl aself gratification in knowing myself capable of such sensations as he intended to excite; I reﬂect not without vanity, that these discourses bear testimony to my admiration of that truly. Divine man; and I. Should desire, that the last words which I should pronounce to this Academy, and from this place, might be the name of Michael Angelo.
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