Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 / The analysis of beauty : written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste
Chapter I: of fitness, pp. -16
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.