In , , and , he was associated with Mr.
Verplank and Mr. Sands in the production of "The Talisman," an annual; and he wrote two or three of the "Tales of Glauber Spa," to which, besides himself, Miss Sedgwick, Mr.
Pauling, Mr. Leggett, and Mr. Sands were contributors.
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An intimate friendship subsisted between him and Mr. Sands, and when that brilliant writer died, in , he assisted Mr. Verplanck in editing his works. In the summer of , Mr Bryant visited Europe, with his family, intending to devote a few years to literary studies, and to the education of his children.
He travelled through France, Germany, and Italy, and resided several months in each of the cities of Florence, Pisa, Munich, and Heidelberg. The dangerous illness of his partner and associate, the late William Leggett, compelled him to return hastily in the early part of The summer of he passed in Florida and the Valley of the Mississippi, and in he revisited Europe. In a collection of all the poems Mr. Bryant had then written was published in New York; it was soon after reprinted in Boston, and a copy of it reaching Washington Irving, who was then in England, he caused it to be published in London, where it has since passed through several editions.
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Religion: My faith is the primary focus of my life, influencing each part of me. I have been forgiven, cleansed, and empowered by Jesus Christ. Without him, I am a very thoughtful, competent idiot. With him, I am all I need to be, all I could ever hope for. I oppose institutional religious stagnation, but getting together with others is a good idea. God is real. Jesus Christ is his Son, and the Bible is true. Faith is not human effort.
It's human choice. I try to be the most listening, understanding, and generous person I can.
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Interests: Anything I can learn. But different. But keep that earlier, wilder image bright. In his Book of the Artists , art critic Henry T.
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Magnifying Glass. The Classical ruins that littered Rome with broken columns and crumbling walls fascinated Thomas Cole during his four-month stay in the Italian city in The Roman ruins inspired Cole to paint his multi-canvas Course of Empire series finished in and his Voyage of Life series — , both of which illustrate the passage of time. The abbey of Vallombrosa stands about nineteen miles southeast of Florence, Italy, on a wooded hill covered with beech and fir trees.
During his first excursion to Europe Cole established a studio in Florence between May and October It was most likely during that time that he painted this small oil sketch of the abbey. Cole painted Vallombrosa from below, looking up at the white monastery building through the dark green band of fir trees.
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A curtain of mountain fir forms the vestibule. The grove is artificial, which detracts much from its beauty. It is, however, thick, dark, and umbrageous, forming rather a pretty screen to hide the convent from the rest of the world.