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ROBERT ARIS WILLMOTT
English author
(1809 - 1863)
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The light of genius never sets, but sheds itself upon other faces, in different hues of splendor. Homer glows in the softened beauty of Virgil, and Spenser revives in the decorated learning of Gray.
      - [Genius]

The ponderous tomes are bales of the mind's merchandise.
      - [Libraries]

To study history is to study literature.
      - [History]

We are not only pleased, but turned, by a feather. The history of man is a calendar of straws. If the nose of Cleopatra had been shorter," said Pascal, in his brilliant way, "Antony might have kept the world."
      - [Trifles]

We waste the power in impatience which, if, otherwise employed, might remedy the evil.
      - [Impatience]

What philosopher of the schoolroom, with the mental dowry of four summers, ever questions the power of the wand that opened the dark eyes of the beautiful princess, or subtracts a single inch from the stride of seven leagues?
      - [Romance]

Whatever is beautiful is also profitable.
      - [Beauty]

Whatever is pure is also simple. It does not keep the eye on itself. The observer forgets the window in the landscape it displays. A fine style gives the view of fancy--its figures, its trees, or its palaces,--without a spot.
      - [Style]

Winckelmann wished to live with a work of art as a friend. The saying is true of pen and pencil. Fresh lustre shoots from Lycidas in a twentieth perusal. The portraits of Clarendon are mellowed by every year of reflection.
      - [Art]


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