Friday, August 25, 2017
A Priceless Gift
Indeed he devoured books, and was single-minded in his taste, which was literary and historical. Nature had bestowed upon him the priceless gift of indifference to theology, philosophy, science, and politics — leaving him unimpeded in his scholastic passions.
A Difficult Line from Horace
(Corcoran Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)