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

Introduction,   pp. [1]-12


Page 12

12            IN T ROD UC TI ON. 
elegance and beauty, when duly blended together, to 
compofitions of all kinds whatever; and point out to my 
readers, the particular force of each, in thofe compo- 
fitions in nature and art, which feem moft to pleafe and 
entertain the eye, and give that grace and beauty, which 
is the fubjed of this enquiry. The principles I mean, 
are FITNESS, VARIETY3 UNIFORMITY, SIMPLICITY, 
INTRICACY, and QUANTITY; ---- all which co-operate in 
the produIion of Leauty, mutually correffing and re- 
firaining each other occafionally. 
THE 


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