ANY man that walks the mead,
In bud or blade, or bloom may find
According as his humours lead,
A meaning suited to his mind.
THE true standard of the arts is in every man’s power; and an easy observation of the most common, sometimes of the meanest, things in nature, will give the truest lights, where the greatest sagacity and industry, that slights such observation, must leave us in the dark, or, what is worse, amuse and mislead us by false lights.
NO most gifted eye can exhaust the significance of any object. In the commonest human face there lies more than Raphael will take away with him.
IT is the treating of the commonplace with the feeling of the sublime that gives to art its true power.
Jean F. Millet