Pascar l: Only a Story (Classic Reprint)

Pascar l: Only a Story (Classic Reprint)

by Ouida Ouida
     
 

Excerpt from Pascarèl: Only a Story

With feminine obstinacy the Donzella sacrifices truth to pictorial effect, and justice to high-coloured contrast, touching Rome. The love that Rome begets is different to that which Florence inspires; but it is never less strong and is even more reverent; less familiar, and more close on awe; as tender, but more solemn.

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Excerpt from Pascarèl: Only a Story

With feminine obstinacy the Donzella sacrifices truth to pictorial effect, and justice to high-coloured contrast, touching Rome. The love that Rome begets is different to that which Florence inspires; but it is never less strong and is even more reverent; less familiar, and more close on awe; as tender, but more solemn. In Rome, Art and Nature strain together in perpetual conflict for supremacy; a struggle of a Titan with a God that holds mortal onlookers breathless: in Florence, Art and Nature clasp hands and smile on men, and even the Mercury Agoreus, being in Florence, borrows the flowers of Dionysus to deck his scales of barter. But who, with any power of vision or soul of artist in them, can live a day blind to the vast and sublime beauties of the Capital of the World? - who can fail to grow at once the humbler and the greater by dwelling on that sacred soil? - who will not draw nearer to God himself as they see how mighty human genius can be?

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ISBN-13:
9781331663805
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/09/2015
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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