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tell me, what is this thou hast rais | lar of the Doric order, which is formed with the proed with the mysterious magic of thy hand ? portions and strength of the body of a man; a naked It is a new art! replied LycidasThe forms thou simplicity rather than a finished elegance, mark that viewest around I found in nature; and this art is a plain unadorned column; it was the first I raised; it memorial of HUMAN AFFECTION.
has a rude and primitive simplicity, for one never Explain thyself! said Amaryllis, with fondness and knows how to ornament a first production. The ori. curiosity.
gin of the first column was the trunk of a tree; my Observe that column opposite.
great difficulty, at first, was to know how high I should It is delicacy and lightness!
make it; the height of the tree was too great, so I proIt is thyself!
portioned it to my own height. Those long arcades Lycidas smiled, while the wondering Amaryllis lean- were imagined from a row of trees; and this dome ed over him, contemplating the column with the tre- above us, but imitates the vault of heaven. por of delight.
Divine artist! thou hast not explained that secret Yes it is thyself! raised to thy memory, I gave it something, that silent music, which so touches and 80 the delicacy of the feminine character. It has all thy satisfies the soul! grecility;
it is a model of a woman with her orna. What thou fancifully callest a silent music, is the ments. The volutes at its head, twining in spiral lines, effect of a symmetrical proportion. In art, no inhar. represent thy locks curling beneath thine ear: the deep monious object is agreeable; all must be balanced, ndented
futinge that run down the trunk, imitate the The height must be proportioned to the breath; the folds of the forcing dress: the base, which winds like relative parts of a work are measured by the whole, twisted cords, resembles thy sandals. But the co- and the whole must be consonant to the parts. Such, lamps opposite are richer
than mine. What means Amaryllis, are the concords even in marble! that beautiful ornament, which looks like a rich foliage, This I learnt from nature, for it is exhibited in the tranching from the top.
human form; there we trace an affinity between the It is designed for what it seems. One day, near the foot, the hand, the finger, and all its parts: in every cave, thou didst leave a panier on a young acanthus ; perfect work each individual member should
enable be panier was covered by a tile, and the rich foliage us to judge of the magnitude of the work itself. It is of the plant grew around it; and we admired how thy thy tapering arms, winding like tendrils round my taskes covered by a tile, had, as it were, become a neck; thy iwo soul dissolving
eyes; and the regular part of the acanthus itself, forming a new and beauti- graces of thy well proportioned 'form, that enchant. in object. Examine it; it is but a copy.
From nature and from thee, I learnt the gradual charm Wonderful, Lycidas! but thyself, where art thou? of unity in proportion, and uniformity in variety. There, replied the first architect, pointing to a pil
MONTELY EMBELLISHMENTOJanuary Number-Portrait of William Penn of Talma — Cathedral at Rheims — View of Dartmouth College-Lausanne-Kosciusko's Mauch Chunk. Monument.
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August–The Serenade Holt's New HotelMarch-Apprehension-Erie Canal, at Little Departure of the Israelites. Falls Catholic Church at South Boston-Sta September- Portrait of Dr. Wistar-Repretue of Peter the Great-Court House at Cleve. sentation of Rotterdam-Monument to Robert land-Petrarch's Inkstand.
Burns--An Indian Battle. April-Portraitof John Hancock-Royal Cla
October--Los Musicos-City of Bruges-BeMahogany Tree The Sugar Cane. nince Vase-Ohiopyle Falls-Coblenz-The nares, in India-Hotham Island.
November-Skin Lodges of the Kaskaias, May-Mount Ætna-Crater of Mount Ætna
Pere la Chaise La Grange Terrace, N.York.
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108 Departure of the Israelites, 361
499 Iron Shoes,
Arkansas, view of the territory, 354 Duel, a
560 Indiana, view of the state, 178
Indian Woman, anecdote of 262
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261 Indian Battle, an
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Kentucky, view of the state, 224
398 Farmer Applegate and his Sons, 81 Kaskaias, moveable skin
Fishing for Popularity,
211 Literary Men,
121 Foundling, the
Feeding on Smells,
Feigned and Real Attachment, 532 Mutability of Human Grandeur, 98
Music of Birds,
Mother, the, a sketch,
Captured Indiaman, the 453] Grave, the
119 Honour among the Indians, 89 Mind, original Laws of 258
Dangerous Tax-gatherer, a 215 Horse, physiognomy of the
425 Genius, ir Poverty favoura,} 229 Martyrs, the, a revolution } 157
312 Musiye, Academie Royale } 313