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DELSARTEAN SCRAP-BOOK

HEALTH, PERSONALITY,
BEAUTY, HOUSE-DECORATION, DRESS, ETC.

COMPILED BY

FREDERIC SANBURN

WITH A PREFACE BY

WALTER CRANE

“I believe in the human being, mind and flesh, form and soul.

To be shapely of form is so infinitely beyond wealth, power, fame, all that
ambition can give, that these are dust before it.

“I believe-I do more than think-I believe it to be a sacred duty, incum-
bent upon every one, man and woman, to add to and encourage their physical
life by exercise, and in every manner.

Each one of us should do some little
part for the physical good of the race-health, strength, vigor. There is no
harm therein to the soul: on the contrary, those who stunt their physical life
are most certainly stunting their souls.” — RICHARD JEFFRIES.

The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was created
capable of being.–CARLYLE.

NEW YORK
UNITED STATES BOOK COMPANY

SUCCESSORS TO
JOHN W. LOVELL COMPANY

142 TO 150 WORTH STREET

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COPYRIGHT, 1891,

BY

UNITED STATES BOOK COMPANY

Art should interest by tbe true.
Art sbould move by tbe beautiful.
Art sbould persuade by tbe good.

Art sbould
Interest by the true to illumine tbe intelligence.

Move by tbe beautiful to regenerate tbe life. Persuade by the good to perfect tbe beart.

-DÉLSARTE.

“not stark and stiffened persons, but the new-born poetry of God-poetry without stop, poetry still flowing, not yet caked in dead books with annotations and grammar, but Apollo and the Muses chanting still.”—EMERSON.

“The young citizens must not be allowed to grow up amongst images of evil, lest their souls assimilate the ugliness of their surroundings. Rather they should be like men living in a beautiful and healthy place; from everything that they see and hear, loveliness, like a breeze, should

pass

into their souls, and teach them without their knowing it the truth of which beauty is a manifestation." PLATO.

“I am only solicitous about one thing, and that is lest I should do something that the constitution of man does not permit, or in the way or time it does not permit."-MARCUS AURELIUS.

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PREFACE.

HE gospel of beauty gains an ever wider

hearing: its message is, indeed, a much

needed one in the modern world, which is apt to shut its eyes to all that distracts from the main business (or the whole duty) of man-to make money. Until it is discovered that the faculties which are concentrated on the supreme ideal of “making a pile”-to say nothing of the faculties consumed in the pitiful struggle for a bare subsistence-are not in condition, or perhaps are the very reverse of those wanted in the sympathetic recognition and cultivation of things beautiful.

The half-awakened eye needs guidance in its search of a response to the appeal of æsthetic impressions: and since, in a mechanical methodical age, the body as well as the mind has a tendency to become specialized, and with cramping, fixed habits, grace and ease of movement become difficult and rare, as natural and expressive action disappears with natural conditions of life: so that in our complex and unlovely civilization the laws

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