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By John Dryden

For the 1st time because 1695, a whole textual content of De Arte Graphica as Dryden himself wrote it really is to be had to readers. In all, quantity XX offers six items written in the course of Dryden's ultimate decade, every one of them both asked by way of a pal or commissioned through a writer. are translations, 3 introduce translations made by means of others, and the 6th introduces an unique paintings via considered one of Dryden's friends.

The newest model of De Arte Graphica, Saintsbury's past due nineteenth-century reissue of Scott's variation, dependent the textual content of the translated topic on an variation that used to be seriously revised through somebody except Dryden. in reality, just one of the items provided right here, the short Character of Saint-Evremond, has seemed whole in a twentieth-century version. The remark during this quantity offers biographical and bibliographical contexts for those items and attracts consciousness to the perspectives on background and historians, poetry and portray, Virgil and translation, which Dryden expresses in them.

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Historic items . . . historical . . . vintage] Statues ... Basso Relievo's ... historical items ... Ancient... old Q. 16-17 historical works . . . rule of good looks . . . Authors] historic works . . . rule of good looks ... Authors Q. 22 The]"TheQ. 22-30 every one revealed italic line preceded by means of inverted double commas in Q. 31 Physicians] Physicians Q. De Arte Graphica 117 ideas of attractiveness: considering health and beauty often stick with one another. For attractiveness, says Galen, is not anything else yet a simply Accord and mutual concord of the participants, lively through a healthfull structure. And males, stated an identical writer, commend a definite Statue of Polycletus, which they name the guideline, and which merits that identify for having so excellent an contract in all its components, and a share so designated, that it's not attainable to discover a fault in it. From what i've got quoted, we may well finish, that the traditional items are really beautifull, simply because they resemble the ten Beauties of Nature; and that Nature will ever be beautifull which resembles these Beauties of Antiquity. 'Tis now obtrusive upon what account none have presum'd to contest the share of these historic items, and that to the contrary, they've got continuously been quoted as types of the main excellent attractiveness. Ovid within the izth. ebook of his Metamorphoses, the place he describes Cyllarus, the main beautifull of all of the Centaures, says, That he had so nice a Vivacity in his Countenance, his Neck, his Shoulders, his palms and belly have been so reasonable, that it's definite the manly a part of him used to be as beautifull because the such a lot celebrated Statues. 20 And Philostratus in his Heroiques, talking of Protesilaus and praising the wonderful thing about his face, says, That the shape of his nostril was once sq., as though it have been of a Statue; and in one other position talking of Euphorbus, he says, That his good looks had gain'd the affections of the entire Greeks, and that it resembled so approximately the wonderful thing about a Statue, that one may need taken him for Apollo. Afterwards additionally talking of the great thing about Neoptolemus, and of his likeness to his Father Achilles, he says, that during attractiveness, his Father had an identical virtue over him, as Statues have over the wonderful thing about dwelling males. so This must be understood of the fairest Statues, for among the multitude of Sculptors which have been in Greece and Italy, 'tis 2-8 every one revealed italic line preceded via inverted double commas in Q. 15 Metamorphoses] Metamorphosis Q. 20 Heroiques] Heroiqnes Q. 21-22 each one revealed italic line preceded by means of Inverted double commas in Q. 23 That] "That Q. 23-25 each one revealed italic line preceded by means of inverted double commas in Q. 27 That] "That Q. 27-29 every one published italic line preceded by means of inverted double commas in Q. 30 fairest Statues] fairest Statues Q. 118 Prose 169 i-i sixty nine eight very unlikely yet a few of them should have been undesirable work-men, or a little less reliable: for even though their works have been a lot inferiour to the Artists of the 1st shape, but a little of greatness is to be visible in them, and slightly of harmonious within the distribution in their elements, which makes it glaring, that at the present they wrought on universal rules, and that all of them avail'd himself of these rules in line with his means and Genius.

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