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" People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed — a knife — a purse — and a dark lane. Design, gentlemen, grouping, light and shade, poetry, sentiment, are now deemed indispensable... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 200
1827
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 21

Scotland - 1827
...ago, when the art was little understood, and few great models had been exhibited ; but in this age, when masterpieces of excellence have been executed...corresponding improvement. Practice and theory must advance pari passu. People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 36

1853
...age, when masterpieces of excellence have been executed, and when, to quote the Lecturer himself, " people begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed — a knife — a purse— and a dark lane. Design,...
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Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas De Quincey - 1851 - 276 pages
...public will look for something of a corresponding improvement. Practice and theory must advance pari passu. People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed — a knife — a purse — and a dark lane....
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 96

English literature - 1852
...age, when masterpieces of excellence have been executed, and when, to quote the Lecturer himself, " people begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed—a knife—a purse—and a dark lane. Design,...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 96

1852
...age, when masterpieces of excellence have been executed, and when, to quote the Lecturer himself, " people begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed — a knife— a purse — and a dark lane. Design,...
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De Quincey's Works: Miscellanies: chiefly narrative

Thomas De Quincey - 1854
...ago, when the art was little understood, and few great models had been exhibited; but in this age, when masterpieces of excellence have been executed...corresponding improvement. Practice and theory must advance pan passu. People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two...
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey - English literature - 1862
...ago, when the art was little understood, and few great models had been exhibited ; but in this age, when masterpieces of excellence have been executed...corresponding improvement. Practice and theory must advance pan passu. People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two...
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey, "The English Opium Eater": Including All His ...

Thomas De Quincey - English literature - 1862
...ago, when the art was little understood, and few great models had been exhibited ; but in this age, when masterpieces of excellence have been executed...applied to them, the public will look for something ol a corresponding improvement. Practice and theory must advance part passu. People begin to see that...
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey, "The English Opium Eater ..., Volume 4

Thomas De Quincey - 1863
...public will look for something ol a corresponding improvement. Practice and theory must advance pan passu. People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed—a knife—a purse—and a dark lane. Design,...
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Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas De Quincey - 1865 - 280 pages
...ago, when the art was little understood, and few great models had been exhibited ; but in this age, when masterpieces of excellence have been executed...see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed — a knife — a purse — and a dark lane....
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