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da,-shocked at her Diana drapery, to aware of the command the Queen had exhibit the most villainous leg in the given, she turned especially towards world,—and protested that a thicker Sydney, looking at him with an exrobe would have much better become pressive smile, but she must go at her.
last; and when she was gone,~"My Whatever the two courtiers might lord,” said the Queen, " what a pretty have thought, they were forced to join creature ! I never saw any thing so in these sarcasms, which the frail charming in my life. What a figure ! Egyptian excited in peculiar severity. what diguity without affectation !
“Such a cocked nose !” said the what brilliancy without artifice! and Queen.
it is said that I resemble her. My “Such impertinent eyes !" said Es- lord of Essex, what think you ?” My sex.
lord thought, would to Heaven you Sydney, in addition to her other de- did; I would give the best steed in fects, found out that she had too much my stable that you had even an ugly stomach and too little back.
likeness to her. But he said, “Your “Say of her as you please," return- Majesty has but to make the tour of ed Faustus—“ one she is, however, the gallery in her green robe and who led the Master of the World in primrose petticoat, and if our magician her chains. But, Madam,” added he, himself would not mistake you for turning to the Queen, “ as these far- her, count me the greatest — of your famed foreign beauties are not to your three kingdoms.” taste, why go beyond your own king- During all this flattery with which dom, England, which has always pro- the favourite charmed the ears of the duced the models of female perfection good Queen, the poet Sydney, pencil -as we may even at this moment per- in hand, was sketching the vision of ceive—will furnish an object perhaps the fair Rosamond. worthy of your attention in the fair Her Majesty then commandeil it Rosamond.” Now Faustus had heard should be read, and when she heard that the Queen fancied herself to re- it, pronounced it very clever ; but as semble the fair Rosamond ; and no
real impromptu, not one of sooner was the name mentioned, than those born long before, and was writshe was all impatience to see her. ten for a particular audience, as a pic
“ There is a secret instinct in this ture is painted for a particular lightimpatience," observed the Doctor, craf- we think it but justice to the celebratily; " for, according to tradition, the ted author, not to draw his lines from fair Rosamond had much resemblance the venerable antiquity in which they to your Majesty, though, of course, in rest, even if we had the MS. copy; an inferior style."
but we have not—which at once fic “Let us judge—let us judge," re- nishes the business. plied the Queen, hastily, “but from After the reading, they deliberated the moment she appears, Sir Sydney, on the next that should succeed RosaI request of you to observe her mi- mond,- the enchanter, stillof opinion, nutely, that we may have her descrip- that they need not leave England tion, if she is worth it.” This or- when beauty was the object in quesder being given, and some little con- tion, proposed the famous Countess juration made, as Rosamond was only of Salisbury-who gave rise to the a short distance from London, she institution of the garter—the idea was made her appearance in a second. Even approved of by the Queen, and partiat the door, her beauty charmed every cularly agreeable to the courtiers, as one, but as she advanced, she enchant- they wished to see if the cause were ed them; and when she stopped to be worthy of the effect, i. e. the leg of gazed at, the admiration of the com- the garter ; but her majesty declared pany, with difficulty restrained to signs that she should particularly like a seand looks, exhibited their high appro- cond sight of her lovely resemblance, bation of the taste of Henry II. No- the fair Rosamond. The doctor vowed thing could exceed the simplicity of that the affair was next to impractiher dress—and yet in that simplicity cable in the order of conjuration, the she effaced the splendours of day—at recall of a phantom not depending on least to the spectators. She waited the powers submitted to the first enbefore them a long time, much longer chantments. But the more he declared than the others had done; and, as if against it, the more the Queen insisted,
until he was obliged, at last, to sub- The Doctor was in a cold sweat, and mit, but with the information, that if while he dried himself, the Queen, who Rosamond should return, it would not thought her fair visitant a thousand be by the way in which she had en- times the fairer for the additional diftered or retired already, and that they ficulty in procuring this second sight, had best take care of themselves, as he for once let her prudence sleep, and, could answer for no one.
in a transport of enthusiasm, stepping The Queen, as we have elsewhere out of her circle with open arms, cried observed, knew not what fear was out, “ My dear likeness !" No sooner and the two courtiers were now a lit- was the word out, than a violent clap tle re-assured on the subject of appa- of thunder shook the whole palace; a ritions. The doctor then set about ac- black vapour filled the gallery, and a complishing the Queen's wishes.—Ne- train of little fantastic lightnings, sera ver had conjuration cost him so much pentined to the right and left in the trouble, and after a thousand grima- dazzled eyes of the company, ces and contortions-neither pretty nor When the obscurity was a little dispolite, he flung his book into the mid- sipated, they saw the magician, with dle of the gallery, went three times his four limbs in air, foaming like a round it on his hands and feet, then wild boar,—his cap here, hiswig there, made the tree against the wall, head in short, by no means an object of down and heels up; but nothing ap- either the sublime or beautiful. But pearing, he had recourse to the last though he came off the worst, yet no and most powerful of his spells—what one in the adventure escaped quite that was must remain for ever a mys- clear, except Rosamond. The lighttery, for certain reasons ; but he ning burned away my Lord of Essex's wound it up by three times summon- right brow ; Sir Sydney lost the lefting with a sonorous voice,—“ Rosa- moustachio ; her Majesty's head-dress mond ! Rosamond ! Rosamond !” At smelt villainously of the sulphur, and the last of these magic cries, the grand her hoop-petticoat was so puckered up window burst open with the sudden with the scorching, that it was ordercrash of a tempest, and through it de- ed to be preserved among the royal scended the lovely Rosamond into the draperies, as a warning, to all maids of middle of the room.
honour to come, against curiosity.
SKETCH OF THE PROCESS OF FRESCO PAINTING. Of all the modes of art made use of calculating and difficult judgment; by painters, that species of wall-paint- because, while the ground continues ing called al Fresco is the most mas- soft and moist, the colours exhibit an terly and beautiful; for by it may be appearance entirely different from that accomplished in a single day, more which they present when it is dry. than can be effected during several by Perfection in this branch of art is of any other method. It was much in most rare and difficult attainment, and use among the ancients, and the old requires an extraordinary degree of moderns (i vecchi moderni) also fol. practice; for many of our painters lowed it at an early period. It is done who have succeeded wonderfully in by working upon the fresh mortar, so oil and tempered colours, have almost that whatever is commenced must be entirely failed in Fresco. It is the most continued and completed on the same manly, the boldest, and most durable day; because, by delaying it ever so of all the modes of painting; and if little, the mortar forms a slight extere preserved from violent accidents, and nal crust, upon which mouldy spots the inclemencies of the weather, so far are thrown out to the destruction of from decaying through the mere lapse the work. The wall upon which the of time, it seems thereby to gain a painter is employed requires to be continued increase of harmony and continually moistened, and the colours beauty. It becomes clearer by expoinust be of an earthy, not of a mineral sure to the air, defends itself from nature, and the white of burnt tibur- water, and even withstands the effects tine. No style of art demands so re- of strong percussion. But especial care solute and swift a hand, or such a must be taken to avoid retouching
From the Italian of Georgio Vasari, a cotemporary of the great Fresco Painters.
with colours which contain glue, gum, subject is thereby designed on the dragant, or other tempering mixtures, wood or canvass. Yet many of our because, besides that they prevent the oil painters never have recourse to this wall cement from exhibiting its ac- system ; which, however, is reckoned customed clearness, the colours are indispensable in fresco painting. He clouded by that retouching, and in a who hit upon this invention shewed short space of time become almost an ingenious fancy, for in these preentirely black. However, those who vious cartoons the artist is enabled to seek to excel in fresco painting, must judge of the effect of the whole togework boldly while the plaster is fresh; ther, and thus to alter and amend at and without any retouching a secco, will, a thing impossible after the comthat is, after it is dry; which, besides mencement of the work in fresco. being a weak and un-artist-like thing We shall next say a few words rein itself, renders the paintings worth- garding that mode of art, which the less and perishable.
Italians call painting a tempera. This It is customary with artists before was chiefly in use among the painters beginning a fresco painting to make of the Greek school prior to, and for accurate drawings of the subject upon some time after, the age of Cimabue. strong card or pasteboard, which are These old masters, to remedy the incalled cartoons; and when the work convenience arising from the disjoinis commenced in fresco, a single figure ing of the wood on which they are geor piece of the cartoon is cut out
and nerally painted, used to glue over its placed upon the newly-plastered wall, surface linen cloth or canvass, upon and its outline marked out on the which they chalked out their drawplace which the painted figure is in- ings, and afterwards finished them tended to occupy, and thus the painter with colours tempered after the foladvances froin day to day, and is able lowing fashion. After beating up the to judge of the proper relative position yolk of an egg, they bruised in it the of all his figures without fear of error. tender branches of the fig-tree, so as to The leading lines are also designed, press out the milky juice with which by tracing the cartoon with a sharp- they abound, and with this simple pointed iron instrument, which leaves mixture they qualified or tempered the a corresponding trace beneath on the colours with which they were in use moist plaster, and the pasteboard be- to paint. For this process mineral ing then removed, the work of colour colours are chiefly employed, and these ing is immediately commenced, and to are partly composed by the chemists, a certain extent completed at a heat. and partly found in caves. Every coThe same niethod of tracing is used lour is proper for this kind of work, by some of our painters on wood and except that species of wall-white made canvass, only the cartoons are never from lime, which is too strong. I may cut out in outline, but composed of add, that the azure colours are temperentire portions or divisions, which are ed with gum or glue, because the yelrubbed on the back with charcoal or low tone
of the egg has a tendency to black powder, and being traced in turn them green. front with the iron instrument, the
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