The Antijacobin Review And Magazine, Or Monthly, Political, And Literary Censor, Vol. 33: From April To September, Inclusive, 1809; With An Appendix, ... Of Foreign Literature (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Antijacobin Review and Magazine, or Monthly, Political, and Literary Censor, Vol. 33: From April to September, Inclusive, 1809; With an Appendix, Containing an Ample Review of Foreign LiteratureIt is natural for our author to express himself rapturously on the arts, and to admire the statue of Peter the Great, and the old seaman's reverence for the image of his monarch; but Lord M...
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cartney, who examined his conduct with the eye of a statesman, found less to admire in Peter's character than Mr. P. Of the Red Palace, (so called from its colour,) the residence of the late Paul, it is said to be covered on every corner, frieze, door, window, or latticed hole, with the cypher of P. 1st. And a crown; and these letters'are so' multiplied, that a person once attempted to count them, and left of perfectly weary, and in despair, after he had numbered This almost staggers belief. We think the author should, as an artist, have endeavoured to collect some parti culars of the English painter, Robert, whose name is unknown in this country, but whose landscapes are of the highest merit. This was the more necessary, as he acknowledges that 60 pupils in the Institution for the Encoura omont of the Arts, seem altogether barren of that talent which particularly points towards painting. The Portuguese are somewhat similar; they have no talents for painting. It is not so in sculpture; and, accordio to our author, the Russians have attained considerable pe ection in this art. The statue of the Tauridean Venus, given to Peter by the Pope, is in some te spects preferred by Mr. P. To that of the Medicean Venus. Of this admired statue the author had designed to bring a cast with him to England, but, the circumstances under which he left Russia obliged him to leave it with others at St. Petersburgh. We h0pe he will have no occasion to retract what he says, p. 58, that the word of an Englishman (in Russia) is held as sacred as the bond of any Other foreigner and the veneration which the people pay to the nation at large, is most emphatically.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.