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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Sculpture
 
  A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter, and removes the rubbish.
Joseph Addison.    
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  They were famous originals that gave rise to statues, with the same air, posture, and attitudes.
Joseph Addison.    
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  Sculptors are obliged to follow the manners of the painters, and to make many ample folds, which are unsufferable hardness, and more like a rock than a natural garment.
John Dryden.    
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  The idea of the painter and the sculptor is undoubtedly that perfect and excellent example of the mind by imitation of which imagined form all things are represented which fall under human sight.
John Dryden.    
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  The ideal is to be obtained by selecting and assembling in one whole the beauties and perfections which are usually seen in different individuals, excluding everything defective or unseemly, so as to form a type or model of the species. Thus, the Apollo Belvedere is the ideal of the beauty and proportion of the human frame.
William Fleming.    
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