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Page 613 - And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning.
Page 608 - Bernini, the Florentine sculptor, architect, painter and poet, a little before my coming to Rome, gave a public opera, wherein he painted the scenes, cut the statues, invented the engines, composed the music, writ the comedy and built the theatre.
Page 791 - The old lay leaven began to work in the canon, and he remembered the words of Philip IV : " Yours a nobler profession than mine ! " cried he ; " know that the King can make auditors of the dust of the earth, but that God reserves to Himself the creation of such as Alonso Cano ! " And without waiting for further argument he laid hold of St.
Page 912 - Clairvaux, seated amongst his books, and with jars of lilies on the table, as an emblem of his devotion to Our Lady, is surprised by a visit from that celestial personage. As the white-robed saint kneels before her in profound adoration, she bares her beautiful bosom, and causes a stream of milk to fall from thence upon the lips of her votary, which were from that time forth endowed with a sweet persuasive eloquence that no rival could gainsay, no audience resist.
Page 861 - ... human misery and exemplify her devotion to her master. The old hag, whose brown, scraggy neck and lean arms enhance by contrast the delicate beauty of the saint, alone seems to have leisure or inclination to repay her with a look of grateful admiration. The distant alcove in which the table is spread, with its arches and Doric pillars, forms a graceful background, displaying the purity of Murillo's architectural taste.
Page 886 - This picture he had always held in high admiration, and before it he was wont to perform his devotions. As he lingered day after day to gaze upon it, he would reply to the questions of the sacristan or others, " I am waiting till those men have brought the body of our Blessed Lord down the ladder.
Page 663 - Although no longer young, he was distinguished, even in that proud assemblage, by his fine person and tasteful attire. Over a dress richly laced with silver, he wore the usual Castilian ruff and a short cloak embroidered with the red cross of Santiago ; the badge of the order, sparkling with brilliants, was suspended from his neck by a gold chain ; and the scabbard and hilt of his sword were of silver, exquisitely chased, and of Italian workmanship.
Page 912 - ... stream of milk to fall from thence upon the lips of her votary, which were from that time forth endowed with a sweet persuasive eloquence that no rival could gainsay, no audience resist. Above and around the heavenly stranger cherubs disport themselves in a flood of glory ; and on the ground lie the abbot's crosier and some folios bound in pliant parchment, like those which once filled the conventual libraries of Spain, and which Murillo has so often introduced into his pictures. The chaste and...
Page 770 - ... attended by a page, stands in the foreground ; over the heads of the monks there hangs a picture of the Virgin ; and an open door affords a glimpse of a distant church. These venerable friars seem portraits ; each differs in feature from the other, yet all bear the impress of long years of solitary and silent penance ; their white draperies chill the eye, as their cold hopeless faces chill the heart...