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And since that day no traveller has passed by,
August, 1844. FAREWELL.-CROSSING THE JURA IN
TIME and space we have vanquished by motions
That from climate to climate enticed us to fly;
By their magical richness bewildering the eye,
And yet fain would I linger. What though I must be
age, How the freshness of childhood, each perfect in
you, Have midst scenes of excitement abated the rage Of my overwrought spirit to a poise just and true.
And the justice and truth shall endure to the end;
play ; She shall speed us like light by land, ocean, and air.
Now with clouds overhead whilst towards home we are
rolled, We will muse on endearing realities there: But look! the clouds break with rims like burnished
gold; In this region around us the prospect how fair!
But our thoughts with the vine-slopes and woodlands of
France Will not rest; they bound o'er the chalk cliff-o'er the
Thoughts that far off or near are still ready to dance Round the spot where the parent affections abide.
Every sense grows impatient: neat spires village
cocksThe moist perfumes of autumn from crushed forest
leavesHazel hedgerows, and stubble-fields studded with
shocks Of ripe grain-the dark back-ground of green that
relieves The light smoke the red creeper-twined chimney that
Cottage children that play round the elm's knotty boleShadows coursing each other o'er cool breezy downsAll the vision of England comes back on my soul ! 12
OBSERVATIONS ON IMITATION, AND
Parallel drawn between a Simile and a Statue- Abstract Qua
lities of Sculpture-Sculpture is of no Style-Derives its Expression from Form alone-Is, geometrically, of three Dimensions-Unity of Action requisite in a Statue-Sculpture not a popular Art-Painting is, geometrically, of two Dimensions-Unity of Action in Painting— Resources of the Painter -Venial Faults-Quotation from Sir Joshua Reynolds—The World of Painting removed from external Objects-Figures erroneously said to appear to come out of the Canvas—Anomalous Works of certain ancient Masters-Large Groups of Figures are admissible in Painting—But not in SculptureExamples-Cameos — Intaglios — Basso-rilievos — Alto-rilievos—The Laocoon—Single Figures more suitable to Sculpture than Groups-Examples of single Figures unsuitable to Sculpture-Sculpture degenerates when domesticated-Objects of three Dimensions mixed with those of two-Stage SceneryIts Misapplication-Palladio's Theatre at Vicenza-Performance of the Tempest in London-Quotation from the Rejected Addresses—Tableaux Vivans-The Winter's Tale-Statues