Page to Pale Faces
Page A boy attendant. (Russian, paj, a boy; Greek, pais; Italian, paggio; Spanish, page; Welsh, bachgen. But page, the leaf of a book, is the Latin pagina.)
Page (Mr. and Mrs.). Inhabitants of Windsor. The lady joins with Mrs. Ford to trick Sir John Falstaff.
Pagoda A temple in China, Hindustan, etc. (Hindustanee, boot-khuda, abode of God; Persian, put- gada, idol-house; Spanish, pagoda.)
Paint The North American Indians paint their faces only when they go to war; hostilities over, they wash it off.
Paint the Lion (To), on board ship, means to strip a person naked and then smear the body all over with tar. (See Notes and Queries, 6th August, 1892.)
Painter The rope which binds a ship's boat to the ship. (Latin, panthera; French, pantière, a drag-net;
panteur, a stretcher.)
Painter of the Graces Andrea Appiani is so called. (1754-1817.)
Painter of Nature Remi Belleau, author of Loves and Transformations of the Precious Stones. One of the Pleiad poets is so called, and well deserves the compliment. The Shepherd's Calendar of Spenser is largely borrowed from Belleau's Song on April. (1528-1577.)
Painters and Artists Characteristics of great artists. The brilliant truth of a Watteau, the dead reality of
a Poussin, the touching grace of a Reynolds.
The colouring of Titian, the expression of Rubens, the grace of Raphael, the purity of Domenichino, the correggioscity of Correggio, the learning of Poussin, the airs of Guido, the taste of the Caracci, the grand contour of Angelo. Sterne.
The April freshness of Giotto, the piety of Fra Angelo, the virginal purity of the young Raphael, the sweet gravity of John Bellini, the philosophic depth of Da Vinci, the sublime clevation of Michael Angelo, the suavity of Fra Bartolommco, the delicacy of the Della Robbia the restrained powers of Roscellini.Defects of great artists.
In MICHAEL ANGELO the ankles are too narrow.
In TITIAN the palm of the thumb is too prominent.
In RAPHAEL the ears are badly drawn.
IN PINTURICCHIO both ears and hands are badly drawn.
Prince of painters. Parrhasios, the Greek painter, so called himself. (Fifth century B.C.)
Apelles of Cos. (Fourth century B.C.)
Painting It is said that Apelles, being at a loss to delineate the foam of Alexander's horse, dashed his brush at the picture in despair, and did by accident what he could not accomplish by art.
Pair Off When two members of Parliament, or two opposing electors, agree to absent themselves, and not to vote, so that one neutralises the vote of the other. The Whips generally find the pairs for members.
Paishdadian Dynasty The Kai-Omurs dynasty of Persia was so called from the third of the line (Houshung), who was surnamed Paishdad, or the j
Palemon The pride of swains in Thomson's Autumn; a poetical representation of Boaz, while the
lovely young Lavinia is Ruth.
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