of the curtains and their fringe - the tints of crimson and gold - appear everywhere in profusion, and determine the character of the room.
One evening he tied two cats together by their hind legs with a string about six feet in length, and threw them from the wall into the midst of that noble, that princely, that royal bed, which contained not only the "Cornelius de Witt," but also the "Beauty of Brabant," milk-white, edged with purple and pink, the "Marble of Rotterdam," colour of flax, blossoms feathered red and flesh colour, the "Wonder of Haarlem," the "Colombin obscur," and the "Columbin clair terni.
Just then the Tulip Society of Haarlem offered a prize for the discovery (we dare not say the manufacture) of a large black tulip without a spot of colour, a thing which had not yet been accomplished, and was considered impossible, as at that time there did not exist a flower of that species approaching even to a dark nut brown.
But I believe she really had a strange gift of thinking in colours.
Why, I can always SEE the colour of any thought I think.
It was a kind of sampler of large size, that each sister had before her; the device was of a complex and intricate description, and the pattern and colours
of all five were the same.
of birds; on birds of the Galapagos; on distribution of genera of birds
In like manner the poet with his words and phrases may be said to lay on the colours
of the several arts, himself understanding their nature only enough to imitate them; and other people, who are as ignorant as he is, and judge only from his words, imagine that if he speaks of cobbling, or of military tactics, or of anything else, in metre and harmony and rhythm, he speaks very well-- such is the sweet influence which melody and rhythm by nature have.
Partridge," says he, "I fancy you will be able to engage this whole army yourself; for by the colours
I guess what the drum was which we heard before, and which beats up for recruits to a puppet-show.
The sounding cataract Haunted him like a passion: the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, Their colours
and their forms, were then to him An appetite; a feeling, and a love, That had no need of a remoter charm, By thought supplied, or any interest Unborrow'd from the eye.
The sun blazed down into a shadowless hollow of colours
As to the inside, all the walls, instead of wainscot, were lined with hardened and painted tiles, like the little square tiles we call galley-tiles in England, all made of the finest china, and the figures exceeding fine indeed, with extraordinary variety of colours
, mixed with gold, many tiles making but one figure, but joined so artificially, the mortar being made of the same earth, that it was very hard to see where the tiles met.