But I have been able to dwell in their charming out-land or no-land with the shepherds and shepherdesses and nymphs, satyrs, and fauns, of Tasso and Guarini, and I take the finest pleasure in their company, their Dresden
china loves and sorrows, their airy raptures, their painless throes, their polite anguish, their tears not the least salt, but flowing as sweet as the purling streams of their enamelled meadows.
I have been to Dresden
, yet am completely in the dark as to what Dresden
She was like a bit of Dresden
china, and I was continually impressed with what I may call her fragility.
He noticed that in the new contingent there were many young girls, and he remembered what a lady in Dresden
had once said to him--that America was the country of the Madchen.
The last Grand Duke of Weimar, a man of superior understanding, said,--"I have sometimes remarked in the presence of great works of art, and just now especially in Dresden
, how much a certain property contributes to the effect which gives life to the figures, and to the life an irresistible truth.
To her he looked like a something of Dresden
china, to be handled gently and with care, liable to be shattered to fragments by the first rough touch.
She is studying art in Dresden
, and has nowhere literally to go for Christmas.
He was enchanted by her approbation of his taste, confessed it to be neat and simple, thought it right to encourage the manufacture of his country; and for his part, to his uncritical palate, the tea was as well flavoured from the clay of Staffordshire, as from that of Dresden
Crisparkle's sister, another piece of Dresden
china, and matching her so neatly that they would have made a delightful pair of ornaments for the two ends of any capacious old-fashioned chimneypiece, and by right should never have been seen apart, was the childless wife of a clergyman holding Corporation preferment in London City.
On my right hand and on my left, as I stood inside the door, were chiffoniers and little stands in buhl and marquetterie, loaded with figures in Dresden
china, with rare vases, ivory ornaments, and toys and curiosities that sparkled at all points with gold, silver, and precious stones.
For instance, next week you may find me the guest of a grandee of Spain, or you may find me off for Venice, or flitting toward Dresden
. I shall probably go to Egypt presently; friends will say to friends, "He is at the Nile cataracts"--and at that very moment they will be surprised to learn that I'm away off yonder in India somewhere.
There is a certain suspicion of 'shadow' in your face, like in that of Holbein's Madonna in Dresden
. So much for your face.