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Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Date of birth: 10 September 1834
Date of death: 04 November 1894
Country Of Origin: England


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   Philip Gilbert Hamerton (September 10, 1834 – November 4, 1894), was an English artist and art critic and author.

He was born at Laneside, near Shaw and Crompton, close to Oldham in North West England. His mother died giving birth to him, and his father died ten years later. He was educated privately under the direction of his guardians. His first literary attempt, a volume of poems, was unsuccessful, leading him to devote himself for a time entirely to landscape painting .... (More...)
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Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?

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We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.

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