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" What is it that builds a house and plants a garden, but the definite and determinate ? What is it that distinguishes honesty from knavery, but the hard and wirey line of rectitude and certainty in the actions and intentions ? Leave out this line, and... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects - Page 165
by Allan Cunningham - 1830
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 2

Allan Cunningham - 1833
...How do we distinguish the oak from the beech ; the horse from the ox, but by the bounding outline 1 How do we distinguish one face or countenance from...beast can exist." These abominations — concealed outlines anct tricks of colour — now bring on one of those visionary fits to which Blake was so liable,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 2

Allan Cunningham - 1831
...do we distinguish the oak -from the beech; the horse from the ox, but by the bounding outline ? Haw do we distinguish one face or countenance from another,...beast can exist." These abominations — concealed outlines and tricks of colour — now bring on one of those visionary fits to which Blake was so liable,...
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The Living Age, Volume 236

1903
...out this line (the bounding line, Blake calls it, the hard and wiry line of rectitude and certainty) and you leave out life itself; all is chaos again,...be drawn out upon it before man or beast can exist. Strauss, it seems to me, lacks this rectitude and certainty of the bounding line, and that is why his...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 18

1846
...face or countenance from another, but by the bounding line and its infinite inflexions and movements 1 Leave out this line and you leave out life itself:...beast can exist." These abominations — concealed outlines and t tricks of colour — now bring on one of those visionary fits to which Blake was so...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 2

Allan Cunningham - 1859
...How do we distinguish the oak from the beech ; the horse from the ox, but by the bounding outline t How do we distinguish one face or countenance from...beast can exist." These abominations — concealed outlines and tricks of colour — now bring on one of those visionary fits to which Blake was so liable,...
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Life of William Blake, "Pictor Ignotus".: With Selections from His ..., Volume 2

Alexander Gilchrist, Anne Burrows Gilchrist, William Blake - 1863 - 389 pages
...the hard and wiry line of rectitude and certainty in the actions and intentions] Leave out this lino and you leave out life itself; all is chaos again, and the lino of the Almighty must be drawn out upon it before man or beast can exist. Talk no more then of...
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Life of William Blake: With Selections from His Poems and Other ..., Volume 1

Alexander Gilchrist - 1880 - 431 pages
...from knavery, but the hard and wiry line of rectitude and certainty in the actions and intentions? Leave out this line and you leave out life itself;...be drawn out upon it before man or beast can exist. Talk no more then of Correggio or Rembrandt, or any other of those plagiaries of Venice or Flanders....
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The Poems of William Blake

William Blake - 1893 - 251 pages
...from knavery but the hard and wiry line of rectitude and certainty in the actions and intentions ? Leave out this line, and you leave out life itself;...must be drawn out upon it before man or beast can fROSS FRAGMENTS. . a29 TH« Tins or KNOWUDGE AND or LIFE. THE combats of good an J evil is cuing of...
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Studies in Seven Arts

Arthur Symons - 1906 - 394 pages
...out this line (the bounding line, Blake calls it, the hard and wiry line of rectitude and certainty) and you leave out life itself; all is chaos again,...drawn out upon it before man or beast can exist.' Strauss, it seems to me, lacks this rectitude and certainty of the bounding line, and that is why his...
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The Real Blake: A Portrait Biography

Edwin John Ellis - 1907 - 443 pages
...from knavery but the hard and wiry line of rectitude and certainty in the actions and intentions ? Leave out this line, and you leave out life itself....the line of the Almighty must be drawn out upon it again before man or beast can exist. Talk no more then of Correggio or Rembrandt, or any of those plagiaries...
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