A Supplement to An Inquiry Into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits, ...

Simpkin and Marshall, 1827 - 52 sidor

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Sida 40 - For whilst, to the shame of slow-endeavouring art, Thy easy numbers flow ; and that each heart Hath, from the leaves of thy unvalued book, Those Delphic lines with deep impression took ; Then thou, our fancy of itself bereaving, Dost make us marble with too much conceiving ; And, so sepulcher'd, in such pomp dost lie, That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
Sida 40 - What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones The labour of an age in piled stones ? Or that his hallowed reliques should be hid Under a star-ypointing pyramid ? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What needst thou such weak witness of thy name ? Thou in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thyself a livelong monument.
Sida 12 - I cannot suffer the public to have this picture imposed upon them as a true original, for " there's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.
Sida 40 - I'll shed, to form a crystal shrine Of all that's grand, immortal, and divine...
Sida 30 - It is better, on this account, in graduating the bottle, to make two scratches as represented in the drawing, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the curve : this prevents any future mistake.
Sida 16 - Southampton ; and to the bottom was appendent, when seen by the writer, a pearl ; intending to infer, no doubt, that the original was the Pearl of Men. It is with great diffidence we venture to give an opinion on a point of so much delicacy as the present ; but we must candidly confess there appears upon the face of this picture a stamp of undoubted originality.
Sida 40 - Or that his hallow'd rejjques should be hid Under a starry pointing pyramid ? Dear son of memory ! great heir of fame ! What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name ? Thou in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thyself a live-long monument, [art For whilst to th...
Sida 40 - These following verseg, to put under the plate [ ? ] of Shakespear, are made by Mr. Keck purposely at my request : " ' Shakespear ! such thoughts inimitable shine, Drest in thy words, thy fancy seems Divine ; 'Tis Nature's Mirrour, where she views each grace, And all the various Features of her Face.
Sida 23 - ... valuable, with an inscription of about fourteen lines of poetry by Ben Jonson ; and signed by him, ' THYNE OWNE BEN JONSON :' ! ! I thought it right to apprise you of this acquisition immediately, as it might govern you in the disposal of your own. The inscription on the latter is not in basso relievo, as on yours, but equally, or perhaps, more legible. "If you write on the subject, I must get you to give a page or two of description to mine.
Sida 23 - Had the worlde echo'd with a Shakspeare's name," " Buttefor thy trycke ofyouthc so wylde," " Had we ne'er known thee fancy's chylde," " Buttefor the buck's delicious haunch," " With which thou wont to glutt thy paunch." " Had Tragyck, Comicke, or Historick Muse...