References in classic literature ?
Venus rising from the foam could have presented no more entrancing a spectacle than Mrs.
Mark's, one is calm in the cellar; for its details are masterfully ugly, no misplaced and impertinent beauties are intruded anywhere; and the consequent result is a grand harmonious whole, of soothing, entrancing, tranquilizing, soul-satisfying ugliness.
The latter merely expresses the rage of the momentary mushroom against the immortal, entrancing, and exquisitely lovely orchid.