ART MAY BE RED BUT DOES IT FLY

SAINTS with LIONS

SPIRIT OF ART

It is suggested by feeling, not by laborious microscopic inspection: in seeking for it without, we lose the harmonious clue to it within: and in aiming to grasp the substance, we let the very spirit of art evaporate WILLIAM HAZLITT 1821

C O D A

True power is to be got by Arts and Industry. If this part of our trade were well cultivated, we should gain from one nation: and if another, from another. Diligence makes more lasting acquisitions than valour, and that sloth has ruined more nations than the sword. RICHARD STEELE 1711

I D O L S

The moon of wasting science wanes away Among her stars, and in that darkness vast The sons of earth to their foul idols pray SHELLEY 1817

PATHLESS BLUE

Like some radiant cloud of morning dew, Which wanders thro’ the waste air’s pathless blue, To nourish some far desert: she did seem Beside me, gathering beauty as she grew, Like the bright shade of some immortal dream SHELLEY 1816

BROCADE

These golden fetters rang like precious little bells; and what with that ringing, and with the rustle of silk and brocade and fine linen, there was a flutter in the air CHARLES DICKENS 1859

EMBLEM

Of spring, of hope, and love, and youth, and gladness Wind-winged emblem! brightest, best and fairest! SHELLEY 1817