I am glad there is some one in the world who is quite happy," muttered a disappointed man as he gazed at the wonderful statue.
What is the use of a statue if it cannot keep the rain off?
As he said this the Wizard advanced to the statue of Margolote and made a magic pass, at the same time muttering a magic word that none could hear distinctly.
Then the Wizard made the magic pass and spoke the magic word before the statue of Unc Nunkie.
And this do I say also to the o'erthrowers of statues
: It is certainly the greatest folly to throw salt into the sea, and statues
into the mud.
That statue of Britannia over there isn't quite straight; it sticks forward a bit as if the lady were going to topple over.
A murderer might somehow have managed to throw the statue down on him, as he seems to have done.
There is no statue like this living man, with his infinite advantage over all ideal sculpture, of perpetual variety.
But the statue will look cold and false before that new activity which needs to roll through all things, and is impatient of counterfeits and things not alive.
We must both go to bed now, and at daybreak I will call you and at once complete your transformation into a marble statue
From sumptuous Versailles, with its palaces, its statues
, its gardens, and its fountains, we journeyed back to Paris and sought its antipodes-- the Faubourg St.
and the grand hall, with its gilding, its azure, its statues, its pointed arches, its pillars, its immense vault, all fretted with carvings?
had himself sculptured on his knees before the Virgin, and whither he caused to be brought, without heeding the two gaps thus made in the row of royal statues, the statues of Charlemagne and of Saint Louis, two saints whom he supposed to be great in favor in heaven, as kings of France.
It makes a body ooze sarcasm at every pore, to go about Rome and Florence and see what this last generation has been doing with the statues.
At the door of the Uffizzi, in Florence, one is confronted by statues of a man and a woman, noseless, battered, black with accumulated grime--they hardly suggest human beings-- yet these ridiculous creatures have been thoughtfully and conscientiously fig-leaved by this fastidious generation.