Payne's Royal Dresden Gallery: Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved After Pictures, by the Great Masters, Berchem, Bol, Cranach, Canaletto, Caravaggio, Carlo Dolce, Claude Lorrain, Correggio, Guercini, Guido Reni, Metzu, Mieris, Netscher, Ostade, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Teniers, Vandyke, Wouvermann Etc. Etc. With Accompanying Notices Consisting of Tales, Biographies Etc, Volum 1

A.H. Payne, 1845 - 187 sider

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Side 144 - ... a lucrative commission, or contract, to supply the army with bacon. His employment was mean; he rendered it infamous. He accumulated wealth by the basest arts of fraud and corruption; but his malversations were so notorious, that George was compelled to escape from the pursuits of justice. After this disgrace, in which he appears to have saved his fortune at the expense of his honor, he embraced, with real or affected zeal, the profession of Arianism.
Side 144 - George, from bis parents or his education, surnamed the Cappadocian, was born at Epiphania in Cilicia, in a fuller's shop. From this obscure and servile origin, he raised himself by the talents of a parasite ; and the patrons whom he assiduously flattered, procured for their worthless dependant a lucrative commission, or contract, to supply the army with bacon.
Side 102 - ... lying about disregarded by the present inhabitants, as antiquities with whose original use they were unacquainted. From their appearance, and the number of them, it was quite evident that a practice of keeping water in large stone pots, each holding from eighteen to twenty-seven gallons, was once common in the country.
Side 144 - From the love, or the ostentation, of learning, he collected a valuable library of history, rhetoric, philosophy, and theology; and the choice of the prevailing faction promoted George of Cappadocia to the throne of Athanasius. The entrance of the new archbishop was that of a barbarian conqueror; and each moment of his reign was polluted by cruelty and avarice.
Side 144 - The Pagans, who had been flattered with the hopes of freedom and toleration, excited his devout avarice; and the rich temples of Alexandria were either pillaged or insulted by the haughty prelate, who exclaimed in a loud and threatening tone, "How long will these sepulehres be permitted to stand?
Side 144 - Jesus, was presented there by his parents, "and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem"? It was a woman! Anna the prophetess. Who first proclaimed Christ as the true Messiah in the streets of Samaria, once the capital of the ten tribes? It was a woman! Who ministered to the Son of God whilst on earth a despised and persecuted Reformer, in the humble garb of a carpenter? They were women!
Side 102 - The spring is alleged, with sufficient probability, to be that which supplied the water that was turned iuto wine ; for which reason pilgrims usually stop and drink from it. This spring is about a quarter of a mile from the village. At Cana there is a neat Greek church, and the ruins of another, which was built by the Empress Helena over the spot where the marriage feast was supposed to hare been held.
Side 102 - It would seem, however, that these pots have not beeu wholly neglected, as Dr. Clarke supposed ; for Dr. Richardson, on visiting the modern Greek Church, says, " Here we were shown an old stone pot, of the compact limestone of the country, which, the hierophant informed us, is one of the original pots which contained the water which underwent this miraculous change.
Side 114 - Herod's steward, we may perhaps infer even that she was a woman of superior station and wealth, and all the less likely to have been a harlot, which we concede was probably the case of...
Side 6 - ... shelves glitter with caricatured urchins, whose body is often formed of a huge pearl, or an egg-shell, the limbs being added in enamelled gold. The innumerable carvings in ivory are more interesting, as memorials of a difficult art, which was once so highly esteemed in Germany, and of the minute labour with which German artists could mould the most reluctant materials into difficult forms. One is dazzled by the quantity of gems and precious metals that glare around him ; he must even admire the...

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