The Fine Arts

C. Scribner's sons, 1891 - 321 Seiten

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Seite 297 - And when the evening mist clothes the riverside with poetry, as with a veil, and the poor buildings lose themselves in the dim sky, and the tall chimneys become campanili, and the warehouses are palaces in the night, and the whole city hangs in the heavens, and fairy-land is before us — then the wayfarer hastens home ; the working man and the cultured one, the wise man and the one of pleasure, cease to understand, as they have ceased to see, and Nature, who, for once, has sung in tune, sings her...
Seite 327 - Illustrations, izmo, $1.50 net. CONTENTS : Story of Nature — Substance of Nature — Power of Nature — The Earth a Spinning Ball — The Earth a Planet — The Solar System and Universe — The Atmosphere — Atmospheric Phenomena — Climates — The Hydrosphere — Bed of the Oceans — Crust of the Earth — Action of Water on Land — Record of the Rocks — Continental Area — Life and Living Creatures — Man in Nature — Appendices — Index.
Seite 154 - Art should be independent of all clap-trap — should stand alone, and appeal to the artistic sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism, and the like. All these have no kind of concern with it; and that is why I insist on calling my works "arrangements
Seite 157 - The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the Ocean, The winds of Heaven mix for ever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one another's being mingle.
Seite 329 - One of them is to put the study of logical formula on a historical basis. The other, which might at first appear inconsistent with this, is to increase the power of Logic as a practical discipline. The main purpose of this practical science, or scientific art, is conceived to be the organization of reason against error, and error in its various kinds is made the basis of the division of the subject. To carry out this practical aim along with the historical one is not hopeless, because throughout...
Seite 301 - I never saw an ugly thing in my life, for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
Seite 323 - Series has been largely due to the union of scientific with popular treatment, and of simplicity with thoroughness; qualities that win the general reader everywhere, and that in America make several of the Manuals highly useful as text-books. OUTLINES OF ENGLISH LITERATURE By WILLIAM RENTON, Lecturer to the Scottish Universities.
Seite 8 - Play is equally an artificial exercise of powers which, in default of their natural exercise, become so ready to discharge that they relieve themselves by simulated actions in place of real actions.
Seite 330 - Andrews, lamo, 438 pages, $1.50 net. This book makes no pretence to be a guide to all the mythologies or to all the religious practices which have prevailed in the world. It is intended to aid the student who desires to obtain a general idea of comparative religion by exhibiting the subject as a connected and organic whole, and by indicating the leading points of view from which each of the great systems may be best understood. LATIN LITERATURE By JW MACKAIL. Sometime Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
Seite 7 - ... Inferior kinds of animals have in common the trait, that all their forces are expended in fulfilling functions essential to the maintenance of life. They are unceasingly occupied in searching for food, in escaping from enemies, in forming places of shelter, and in making preparations for progeny. But as we ascend to animals of high types, having faculties more efficient and more numerous, we begin to find that time and strength are not wholly absorbed in providing for immediate needs.

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