The Index Guide to Travel and Art-study in Europe: A Compendium of Geographical, Historical, and Artistic Information for the Use of Americans. Alphabetically Arranged. With Plans and Catalogues of the Chief Art Galleries, Tables of Routes, Maps, and 160 Illustrations

Front Cover
C. Scribner's Sons, 1901 - 587 pages
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 262 - It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
Page 153 - I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand — his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his droop'd head sinks gradually low— And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower; and now The arena swims around him — he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hail'd the wretch who won.
Page 187 - Or, turning to the Vatican, go see Laocoon's torture dignifying pain — A father's love and mortal's agony With an immortal's patience blending : — vain The struggle ; vain, against the coiling strain And gripe, and deepening of the dragon's grasp, The old man's clench ; the long envenom'd chain Rivets the living links, — the enormous asp Enforces pang on pang, and stifles gasp on gasp.
Page 130 - It seems to me that a story, with all sorts of fun and pathos in it, might be contrived on the idea of their species having become «. intermingled with the human race; a family with the faun blood in them, having prolonged itself from the classic era till our own days.
Page 431 - Pelion, and on the reverse, Thetis consenting to be the bride of Peleus, in the presence of Poseidon and Eros. On the bottom of the vase, which is detached, is a bust of Atys.
Page 184 - The external wall of this royal Castle was, on the south and west sides, adorned and defended by a lake partly artificial, across which Leicester had constructed a stately bridge, that Elizabeth might enter the Castle by a path hitherto untrodden...
Page 410 - The entire ceiling is divided into thirteen bays, each of which is subdivided into twenty-four smaller ones, and these contain each two shields, emblazoned with the armorial bearings of all the Knights of the Garter, from the institution of the order down to the present time, an elapse of nearly 500 years.
Page 100 - Whenever any article subject to duty is found In the baggage of any person arriving within the United States, which was not, at the time of making entry for such baggage, mentioned to the collector before whom such entry was made, by the person making entry, such article shall be forfeited, and the person in whose baggage it is found shall be liable to a penalty of treble the value of such article.
Page 95 - Magdalens exhibit the same genre-like style of face, the same dewy, melting, tenderly languishing eyes, the same small nose, and the same over-delicate, smiling mouth, as his Danae, his Leda, or his lo. He loves to portray the rapture of passionate devotion; but the expression is the same, whether he paints heavenly or earthly love. Yet, though he knows how to paint most perfectly the transports of human passion, and to make soft and swelling limbs...
Page 346 - To conclude, I will venture to repeat in favour of Rubens, what I have before said in regard to the Dutch school — that those who cannot see the extraordinary merit of this great painter, either have a narrow conception of the variety of art, or are led away by the affectation of approving nothing but what comes from the Italian school.

Bibliographic information