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Italy dominates the limner's artistic memory as thoroughly as it dominated the personal memories of the Dilettanti who sat for him in their outlandish getups.
Still at breakfast, the Duke received him in the great banquet-hall of the castle, the walls covered with portraits of Torreviejas gone before, several of the earlier generations so dim and gray with age they looked mere spectres of the limner's art.
And, therefore, to us who look back upon our history as a diocese from the close of one century, to those who shall look back upon it from the close of another, nay, in all time, its central figure must be that massive one with which the limner's skill has made us all familiar, as it stands facing wind and storm, supported by the
Report of Commemorative Services with the Sermons and Addresses at the Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885.
Witness the ancient limner's jest in 1570, who, being employed to decorate the gallery of the Lord Admiral Lincoln with representations of the costumes of the different nations of Europe, when he came to the English, drew a naked man, with cloth of various colours lying by him, and a pair of shears held in his hand, as in rueful suspense and hesitation; or the earlier conceit, to the same effect, of
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 354, January 31, 1829
There were the Phrygians with fair curly hair and delicate hands skilled in the limner's art; the Numidians with skins of ebony and keen black eyes that shone like dusky rubies; they were agile at the chase, could capture a lion or trap the wild beasts that are so useful in gladiatorial games.
Indeed, there seemed but a poor demand for the limner's art.
The limner's bill is made up of a number of items, "for whole vignettes, and half-vignettes, and capital letters, and flourishing and plain writing."
The brush was dipped in the limner's heart and wrought passing well.
Southern Literature From 1579-1895 A comprehensive review, with copious extracts and criticisms for the use of schools and the general reader
HURRY BUNGSHO JA.BERJEE, B.A. P.S. and N.B. -- Being so unacquainted with the limner's art, I cannot _at present_ undertake the etching of caricatures _et hoc genus omne_.
Whose lightest action was a grace -- whose lightest word a spell -- no limner's art, though ne'er so perfect, could shadow forth her beauty; and do I dare with feeble words try to make you see it?
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