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DISCOURSE VII. The reality of a standardof Taste,aswellas of corporal

Beauty. Beside this immutable truth, there are secondary truths, which are variable; both requiring the attention of the Artist, in proportion to their stability, or their influence

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DISCOURSE. VIII.

The principles of Art, whether Poetry or Painting,

have their foundation in the mind; such as Novelty Variety, and Contrast ; these in their excess become defects.-Simplicity. Its excess disagreeable.--Rules not to be always observed in their literal sense: sufficient to preserve the spirit of the law.-Observations on the Prize-Pictures,

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DISCOURSE I.

DELIVERED AT THE OPENING OF

THE ROYAL ACADEMY,

JANUARY 2, 1769.

VOL. I.

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