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Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, Tr. by C.a.m. Fennell


Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, Tr. by C.a.m. Fennell

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    Adolf Theodor F. Michaelis
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1882 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: II. THE GOLDEN AGE OF CLASSIC DILETTANTISM. Rome And England. 32. As early as the sixteenth century it was quite usual for Englishmen to go to Italy in pursuit of the , the tim higher culture. The flourishing universities of Bologna and Padua were regarded by the British lovers of learning as the proper high school, particularly for the students of Law and Medicine : and the youth of the nobility was not slow to improve its manners in the chief towns of Italy -- or to corrupt them according to the opinion of the stricter sort, who were never tired of descanting upon the ruinous influence of Hesperian licentiousness, or of quoting the proverb ' Inglese italianato £ tin diavolo incarnate?1.' English language and poetry were, like English music, under the special influence of Italy. It is therefore all the more remarkable that neither in the works of the poets nor of the moralists, to whom the subject would have been so appropriate, do we find even the smallest allusions to the master-pieces of antique art, which were scattered in such profuse abundance throughout the whole of the peninsula and concentrated in particular at Rome. We can only 141 My friend and colleague, England, lA ed. 15X7, hook 2, ch. 3 Prof. B. ten Brink, refers me to Roger and 5 (pp. 81, 129, ed. Furnivalb. Ascham's Schoolmaster, written A. D. Ascham letrays in another place 1563 (The English Works of R. A., (Works, p. 394) an interest in antique I. ondon, 1761, p. 345 -- 261), and coins. to Villiam Harrison's Description of suppose that the eyes of the young Briton of that day were not yet open to them : that to his North...  
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