From that time good modern pictures
have risen in the scale.
Merely because she was curious and had nothing better to do, Ozma glanced at the Magic Picture and wished to see in it the King of the Nomes.
He was there now, and Ozma saw him plainly in the Magic Picture.
A general glance at the picture
could never suggest that there was a hair trunk in it; the Hair Trunk is not mentioned in the title even--which is, "Pope Alexander III.
Captain Lincoln proceeded to relate some of the strange fables and fantasies which, as it was impossible to refute them by ocular demonstration, had grown to be articles of popular belief, in reference to this old picture
. One of the wildest, and at the same time the best accredited, accounts, stated it to be an original and authentic portrait of the Evil One, taken at a witch meeting near Salem; and that its strong and terrible resemblance had been confirmed by several of the confessing wizards and witches, at their trial, in open court.
"I shouldn't have minded if he'd said my pictures
were bad, but he said nothing -- nothing."
He was late in arriving, which was good in that it delayed the inevitable question as to the fate of the picture
, but bad in every other respect.
I told him a man wanted to sell me a copy of the celebrated Infanta Maria Teresa of Velasquez, that I'd been down to the supposed owner of the picture
, only to find that he had just sold it to him.
'I was only going to ask if you had painted it yourself,' said I, sulkily resigning the picture
into her hands; for without a grain of ceremony she took it from me; and quickly restoring it to the dark corner, with its face to the wall, placed the other against it as before, and then turned to me and laughed.
and sculpture are the celebrations and festivities of form.
His search through the various books convinced him that he had discovered all the different kinds of bugs most often repeated in combination, and these he arranged in proper order with great ease because of the frequency with which he had perused the fascinating alphabet picture
She tried to picture
herself admired and honored in the midst of the gayest society of the great capital.