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ponnesus; but we are told by Martial,* that
Quippe ubi non sonipes motus clangore tubarum
But mark the Proteus Policy of State. If this translation should live as many years as the original has done already, which,
* Avidam rigens Dircenna placabit sitim
Mart, lib. i. Epig. 50, de Hipso. lac. M.
by its being printed with that original, and illustrated by such a Commentator, is a thing not impossible, it may not be amiss, in order to prevent an hallucination of some future critick, similar to that of the French Editor mentioned in the last note, to conclude with a memorandum that the translation was finished, and these occasional verses added, in the year 1781 ; leaving, however, the political sentiments, which they express, to be approved or condemned by him, as the annals of the time (written at a period distant enough for history to become impartial) may determine his judgement.
THE END OF THE NOTES,
The Precepts which Sir Joshua ReyNOLDS has illustrated, are marked in the following Table with one or more Asterisks, according to the number of his Notes,
OF THE RULES
CONTAINED IN THE FOREGOING
1. Of the Beautiful ***
Page 30 II. Of Theory and Practice *
33 III. Of the Subject *
34 INVENTION, the first part of Painting** 35 IV. Disposition, or economy of the whole 35 V. The Subject to be treated faithfully * 36 VI. Every foreign Ornament to be re
VII. Design, or POSITION, the second
part of Painting ** VIII. Variety in the Figures
41 IX. Conformity of the Limbs and Drapery to the Head *..
41 X. Action of Mutes to be imitated* XI. The principal Figure * XII. Groups of Figures .
42 XIII. Diversity of Attitude in Groups
XVI. The Joints and Feet
the Head .
the Distribution of the Piece ...
XXI. How to paint a single Figure*
XXX. Gothick Ornament to be avoided