The Son of a Genius

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A. S. Barnes & Burr, 1860 - 216 strán (strany)
 

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Strana 28 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Strana 208 - And now at length, to Edwin's ardent gaze The muse of history unrolls her page. But few, alas ! the scenes her art displays, To charm his fancy or his heart engage. Here chiefs their thirst of power in blood assuage, And straight their flames with tenfold fierceness burn: Here smiling virtue prompts the patriot's rage, But lo! ere long, is left alone to mourn...
Strana 168 - Dainties he heeded not, nor gaude, nor toy, Save one short pipe of rudest minstrelsy : Silent when glad ; affectionate, though shy ; And now his look was most demurely sad ; And now he laugh'd aloud, yet none knew why, The...
Strana 189 - Mrs. Lewis was about to urge her necessities, when by a motion of his hand he entreated silence, and then proceeded to say — " This book of sketches is very valuable, and I will purchase it myself, that is, if you think your son has no inclination to become an engraver ; for if he has such an intention, I think it might be very beneficial to him, and I advise you to keep it for his use also if you are able to afford it.
Strana 194 - Ludovico would Have assured his generous friend of all he felt ;. but his heart was too full for utterance ; he cast his eye toward Mrs. Young. I see all you would say, my good boy, said she, and feel assured that for the first time in my life, I shall have an apprentice in my house whose conduct will be to his own honor and our satisfaction.
Strana 9 - ... and the fatigue of incessant application. The gentleman was extremely mistaken in this conclusion, for Mrs. Lewis was a woman of strong natural understanding, and had some portion of that finer perception of beauty and excellence, which, in whatever path it walks, may be designated genius : but she had an aversion to the word, amounting almost to horror, from having observed its application tend to injure either nearly, or remotely, every one to whom it had been her lot to see it applied ; and...
Strana 85 - No need to bless he for an odd penny," said a woman who was standing by : "why, Goody, that's the boy as sells the pictures all about: he's bought your bag on purpose for a pattern, and by next market-day he'll be selling a whole mess of 'em ; ye'll see that.
Strana 194 - I should be most happy ! But that gentleman, sir, — I saw, — yes, I saw him — ' ' You saw him give me a large sum of money, that I might give his nephew board and instruction for three years : — he is seventeen years of age, you are fourteen ; now, I will take you for five years, instead of three, for no money ; on the consideration that you already possess much knowledge of drawing, and that the same industry, honesty, and affection, which you have displayed towards your parents, will be...
Strana 193 - in which case I will excuse the genius ; for genius has, hitherto, been the plague of my life.' ' You perfectly astonish me,' said the gentleman ' That may be, sir ; but if you had had half so much to do with men of genius, without thought, regularity, prudence, or management ; boys of genius, who were headstrong, careless, self-willed, idle, and disorderly, as I have had, you would say as I do ; that, even in a profession generally supposed to call for extraordinary genius, the qualities I have...
Strana 193 - Then, perhaps, you would have no objection to do as that young man has done, sign an indenture, and become my apprentice.' ' 0 sir, I should be most happy ! But that gentleman, sir, — I saw, — yes, I saw him — ' ' You saw him give me a large sum of money, that I might give his nephew board and instruction for three years : — he is seventeen years of age, you are fourteen ; now, I will take you for...

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