Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth: With a Catalogue of His Works Chronologically Arranged; and Occasional Remarks

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J. Nichols, 1782 - 474 pages
 

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Page 388 - And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
Page 126 - Hudibras, in three parts, written in the Time of the Late Wars : Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations and a Preface, by Zachary Grey, LLD Adorn'd with a new Set of Cuts (from the designs of Hogarth).
Page 34 - ... a cause founded on it, which came before lord Hardwicke in chancery, that excellent lawyer determined, that 'no assignee, claiming under an assignment from the original inventor, could take any benefit by it. Hogarth, immediately after the passing...
Page 85 - Farewell, great painter of mankind ! Who reach'd the noblest point of art, Whose pictured morals charm the mind, And through the eye correct the heart. If Genius fire thee, reader, stay, If nature touch thee, drop a tear, If neither move thee turn away For Hogarth's honour'd dust lies here.
Page 14 - Mr. Hogarth's dutiful respects to Lord . Finding that he does not mean to have the picture which was drawn for him, is informed again of Mr. Hogarth's necessity for the money. If, therefore, his Lordship does not send for it in three days it will be disposed of, with the addition of a tail, and some other little appendages, to Mr. Hare, the famous wild-beast man: Mr.
Page 194 - Studious he sate, with all his books around, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound ! Plung'd for his sense, but found no bottom there ; Then writ, and flounder'd on, in mere despair.
Page 313 - Better for Thee, fcarce crawling on the earth, Almoft as much a child as at thy birth, To have refign'd in peace thy parting breath, And funk unnotic'd in the arms of death.
Page 121 - We have left it flourishing in the middle of the field, having rooted up or cut down all that kept it from the eyes and admiration of the world : but after some continuance, it shall begin to lose the beauty it had ; the storms of ambition shall beat her great boughs and branches one against another, her leaves shall fall off, her limbs wither, and a rabble of barbarous nations enter the field, and cut her down.
Page 81 - In comedy, his natural road to fame, Nor let me call it by a meaner name, Where a beginning, middle, and an end, Are aptly...

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