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Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
No preview available - 1984
Achilles acquainted action admiration Agesander alluded ancient artists appear artifice Athenodorus attributes Bacchus bodily pain body Caylus Chabrias character circumstance Comte de Caylus Constantinus Manasses contrary corporeal beauty critic deformity degree delineation describes disgust divine effect employed end of volume example excite executed exhibited expression eyes fancy feeling figure follow former Furies give Glasgow goddess gods Greek hand Harduin hero Homer idea Iliad imagination imitation instance Laocoon latter less Lysippus Mars means nature Neoptolemus never Nicias Note object observed Olympiad opinion Ovid painter painting passage Pausanias perceive Phidias Philoctetes Pliny poem poet poetic pictures poetry Polydorus Polygnotus produce Pythodorus reference render represented ridiculous Roman says sceptre sculptor sect SECTION serpents shield shrieks sight single Sophocles spectator Spence Statius statue sufferings suppose sympathy taste Thersites Timanthes tion traits Translator true Venus Vesta Virgil whole Winkelmann words writer
Page 243 - But I, that am not shap'd for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass ; I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph ; I, that am curtail...
Page 243 - I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them...
Page 322 - ... et jam bis medium amplexi, bis collo squamea circum terga dati, superant capite et cervicibus altis.
Page 208 - Sotto quel sta, quasi fra due vallette La bocca sparsa di natio cinabro; Quivi due filze son di perle elette, Che chiude ed apre un bello, e dolce labro: Quindi escon le cortesi parolette Da render molle ogni cor rozzo e scabro: Quivi si forma quel soave riso, Ch'apre a sua posta in terra il paradiso. Bianca neve è il bel collo, e...
Page 160 - This sceptre, form'd by temper'd steel, to prove An ensign of the delegates of Jove, From whom the power of laws and justice springs (Tremendous oath! inviolate to kings): By this I swear, when bleeding Greece again Shall call Achilles, she shall call in vain.
Page 243 - Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace...
Page 194 - The' appointed heralds still the noisy bands, And form a ring, with sceptres in their hands : On seats of stone, within the sacred place, The reverend elders nodded o'er the case ; Alternate, each the...
Page 242 - Thou, nature, art my goddess ; to thy law My services are bound : Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom ; and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moon-shines Lag of a brother? Why bastard?
Page 243 - That dogs bark at me, as I halt by them; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time...