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Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 / The analysis of beauty : written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste
(1753)

Chapter I: of fitness,   pp. [13]-16


Page [13]

THE 
A.N. A L Y S I S 
O F 
BEAUTY. 
CHAPTER I. 
Of F17-NE SS 
F I T N E S S of the parts to the deign for which 
every individual thing is form'd, either by art or 
nature, is firft to be confider'd, as it is of the 
greateft confequence to the beauty of the whole. This 
is fo evident, that even the fenfe of feeing, the great 
inlet of beauty, is itfelf fo firongly bias'd by it, that if 
the mind, on account of this kind of value in a form, 
efteem it beautiful, tho' on all other confiderations it be 
not fo ; the eye grows infenfible of its want of beauty, 
and even begins to be pleas'd, efpecially after it has been 
a confiderable time acquainted with it. 


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