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--The man who has stood on the Acropolis,
And looked down over Attica; or he
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Modernized by tin roofs and T-shirts, Third World poverty is no longer picturesque.
Vernacular buildings are not the sentimental, picturesque backdrop to real life. They may be beautiful, but that is beside the poi ...
How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutt ...
Perspective, as its inventor remarked, is a beautiful thing. What horrors of damp huts, where human beings languish, may not becom ...
... that softening influence of the fine arts which makes other people's hardships picturesque ...
I now require this of all pictures, that they domesticate me, not that they dazzle me. Pictures must not be too picturesque. Nothi ...
But wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things; so that picturesque language is at once a comman ...
No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiq ...
I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it wou ...
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