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Lodge, Edmund:
PORTRAITS OF Illustrious Personages OF GREAT BRITAIN. Lodges Portraits ENGRAVED FROM AUTHENTIC PICTURES IN THE GALLERIES OF THE NOBILITY AND THE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF THEIR LIVES AND ACTIONS, BY EDMUND LODGE, ESQ. F.S. A.
London, Harding and Lepard, 1835. PREFACE (PUBLISHED WITH THE FIRST EDITION IN FOLIO.) Ix imparting to the public five years since the design of this great work and the character with which it was proposed to invest it, the author took the liberty to offer some remarks of a general nature, the substance of which it may perhaps be necessary, at all events cannot be improper, to recapitu late in this place. “ It is needless," he observed, "to descant largely on the extended information and delight which we derive from the multiplication of portraits by engraving, or on the more important advantages resulting from the study of biography. Separately considered, the one affords an amusement not less innocent than elegant ; inculcates the rudiments, or aids the progress, of taste; and rescues from the hand of time the perishable monuments raised by the pencil. The other, while it is perhaps the most agreeable branch of historical literature, is certainly the most useful in its moral effects; stating the known circumstances, and endeavouring to unfold the secret motives, of human conduct ; selecting all that is worthy of being recorded; bestowing its lasting encomiums and chastisements ; it at once informs and invigorates the Versand D: 6,50 EUR
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