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Winckelmann wished to live with a work of art as a friend. The saying is true of pen and pencil. Fresh lustre shoots from Lycidas in a twentieth perusal. The portraits of Clarendon are mellowed by every year of reflection.
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A first book has some of the sweetness of a first love.

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The drama is the book of the people.

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It is only dislocated minds whose movements are spasmodic.

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Education is the apprenticeship of life

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It is the empiric who never fails.

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How deep is the magic of sound may be learned by breaking some sweet verses into prose. The operation has been compared to gathering dew-drops, which shine like jewels upon the flower, but run into water in the hand. The elements remain, but the sparkle is gone.

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Taste is improved by cultivation.

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Humor is the pensiveness of wit.

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Some imitation is involuntary and unconscious.

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Whatever is beautiful is also profitable.

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A book becomes a mirror, with the author's face shining over it. Talent only gives an imperfect image,
the broken glimmer of a countenance. But the features of genius remain unruffled. Time guards the shadow. Beauty, the spiritual, Venus,
whose children are the Tassos, the Spensers, the Bacons,
breathes, the magic of her love, and fixes the face forever.

— Robert Aris Willmott

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