Portfolio Artistic Monographs Volume 7

Portfolio Artistic Monographs Volume 7

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...that lady in black. I thought at first she was Lamia. She has a serpentine grace that charms me when she moves to and fro, but I must say that when she sits in the manner in which M. Boldini has painted her I am perplexed. Women of old stood when they stood, and sat when they sat: but this Fair Woman--to use your phrase, though I note that her type of beauty is dark, as it was in my own time--seems, as she reclines, to dispose very uncomfortably of what I' believe it is the vogue now to allude to as the lower limbs. Will you introduce me to her?" "I will introduce her to you with pleasure, Corinna, if you will only be good enough to answer one or two little questions which I may not again have an opportunity to ask. Now, about Pindar--" "Excuse me, we who are only visitors to the Old Country cannot discuss others who like ourselves are no longer residents here." "Tell me, at least, whether Aelian is right in his statement that you won the bardic victory over Pindar no fewer than five times, or is Pausanias correct in his declaration that you contested only once with that famous Doric poet?" Corinna looked at me somewhat disdainfully. "I have heard about this Pausanias. He averred that I strove only once with my pupil Pindar, and that my victory was due to my beauty which biassed the judges, and also to the fact that my lyric verse was chanted in the iEolic, and so was better understood of my auditory than Pindar with his unquestionably very beautiful Doric measures. Well let me assure you that Pausanias was wrong. I excelled by virtue of the merit of my verse. I would scorn to succeed because of the accident o good looks." "That, Corinna, has been said by every beautiful woman who has come into...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541650
  • 9781236541659