„Pictures, bright pictures, oh! they are to me
A world for thought to revel in. I love
To give a history to every face, to think —
As I thought with the painter — as I knew
What his high communing had been.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon, The London Literary Gazette, 1823
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Letitia Elizabeth Landon
poetisa e romancista inglesa 1802 - 1838

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„The title [of an album with prints of Israels and poems after his pictures, made by Nicolaas Beets ] will not be I hope 'Kroost der zee' ['Offspring of the Sea']. I think this is an insufferable dissonance. Call it 'Sketches from Fisher's life - of B to J.' I think that is the best, the simplest and the most attractive name. Also the word 'to' gives me justice, otherwise people will think that I made them [his pictures] after Beets and not Beets [his poems] after me.“

—  Jozef Israëls Dutch painter 1824 - 1911
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„I had a thought for no one's but your ears:
That you were beautiful, and that I strove
To love you in the old high way of love;“

—  W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
In The Seven Woods (1904), Adam's Curse http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1431/, Context: I had a thought for no one's but your ears: That you were beautiful, and that I strove To love you in the old high way of love; That it had all seemed happy, and yet we'd grown As weary-hearted as that hollow moon. St. 5

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