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For every soul of man has in the way of nature beheld true being; this was the condition of her passing into the form of man. But all men do not easily recall the things of the other world; they may have seen them for a short time only, or they may have been unfortunate when they fell to earth, and may have lost the memory of the holy things which they saw there through some evil or corrupting association. Few there are who retain the remembrance of them sufficiently; and they, when they behold any image of that other world, are rapt in amazement: but they are ignorant of what this means, because they have no clear perceptions. But he whose initiation is recent, and who has been the spectator of many glories in the other world, is amazed when he sees any one having a godlike face or form, which is the expression or imitation of divine beauty: and at first a shudder runs through him, and some misgiving of a former world steals over him; then looking upon the face of his beloved as of a god, he reverences him. - Plato, "Phædrus."

It was a clear bright April morning, and Stephen Thornicroft was in his studio. But he was not at work as he ought to have been, though a large well-stretched canvas confronted him, for, somehow or other, he could do nothing to please himself, and though he made two or three attempts to get to work, nothing went right, and at last the very life of the picture was threatened. It was no fault in the design which hindered him; that was thoroughly good, and well put on the canvas; but it was the consciousness that the model, from whom he had sketched in his central figure, was utterly inadequate as an embodiment of his conception, and that he did not know where to find a better.

At last, in a fit of despair, he threw himself down on a by no means uncomfortable sofa, exclaiming, "A man is a fool who tries to do what cannot be done, and I am a fool not to see that!

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Thornicroft s Model For every soul of man has in the way of nature beheld true being; this was the condition of her passing into the form of man. But all men do not easily recall the things of the other world; they may have seen them for a short time only, or they may have been unfortunate when they fell to earth, and may have lost the memory of the holy things which they saw there through some evil or corrupting association. Few there are who retain the remembrance of them sufficiently; and they, when they behold any image of that other world, are rapt in amazement: but they are ignorant of what this means, because they have no clear perceptions. But he whose initiation is recent, and who has been the spectator of many glories in the other world, is amazed when he sees any one having a godlike face or form, which is the expression or imitation of divine beauty: and at first a shudder runs through him, and some misgiving of a former world steals over him; then looking upon the face of his beloved as of a god, he reverences him. - Plato, Phaedrus. It was a clear bright April morning, and Stephen Thornicroft was in his studio. But he was not at work as he ought to have been, though a large well-stretched canvas confronted him, for, somehow or other, he could do nothing to please himself, and though he made two or three attempts to get to work, nothing went right, and at last the very life of the picture was threatened. It was no fault in the design which hindered him; that was thoroughly good, and well put on the canvas; but it was the consciousness that the model, from whom he had sketched in his central figure, was utterly inadequate as an embodiment of his conception, and that he did not know where to find a better. At last, in a fit of despair, he threw himself down on a by no means uncomfortable sofa, exclaiming, A man is a fool who tries to do what cannot be done, and I am a fool not to see that! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331119159

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Thornicroft s Model For every soul of man has in the way of nature beheld true being; this was the condition of her passing into the form of man. But all men do not easily recall the things of the other world; they may have seen them for a short time only, or they may have been unfortunate when they fell to earth, and may have lost the memory of the holy things which they saw there through some evil or corrupting association. Few there are who retain the remembrance of them sufficiently; and they, when they behold any image of that other world, are rapt in amazement: but they are ignorant of what this means, because they have no clear perceptions. But he whose initiation is recent, and who has been the spectator of many glories in the other world, is amazed when he sees any one having a godlike face or form, which is the expression or imitation of divine beauty: and at first a shudder runs through him, and some misgiving of a former world steals over him; then looking upon the face of his beloved as of a god, he reverences him. - Plato, Phaedrus. It was a clear bright April morning, and Stephen Thornicroft was in his studio. But he was not at work as he ought to have been, though a large well-stretched canvas confronted him, for, somehow or other, he could do nothing to please himself, and though he made two or three attempts to get to work, nothing went right, and at last the very life of the picture was threatened. It was no fault in the design which hindered him; that was thoroughly good, and well put on the canvas; but it was the consciousness that the model, from whom he had sketched in his central figure, was utterly inadequate as an embodiment of his conception, and that he did not know where to find a better. At last, in a fit of despair, he threw himself down on a by no means uncomfortable sofa, exclaiming, A man is a fool who tries to do what cannot be done, and I am a fool not to see that! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331119159

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