, I will read it to you.
Accordingly he gave the waiter a shilling to obtain the document, and read it aloud to Cranch and a friend who was with him.
Both mentioned in Hawthorne's Notebook. Cranch could never understand this, for it was the last thing he would have done himself without an invitation; but he enjoyed the reading, and often referred to it.
When he returned to America in 1863 he went to live on Staten Island in order to be near George William Curtis, who cared for him as Damon did for Pythias, and who served to counteract the ill-omened influence of Cranch's brother-in-law.
The Century Club purchased one of his pictures, an allegorical subject, which I believe still hangs in their halls.
From 1873 to 1877 Lowell would seem to have frequented Cranch's house in preference to any other in Cambridge.
When Cranch first went to live there he occupied a small but sunny and otherwise desirable house on the westerly side of Appian Way,a name that amused him mightily,-
the right side, where the saints and blessed are gathered together above and the sinners are hurled down below.
Michael Angelo's saints and apostles look like vigorous men of affairs, and are all rather stout and muscular.
The attitudes of some of them are by no means conventional, but they are natural and unconstrained.
St. Peter, holding forth the keys, is a magnificent figure.
The group of the saved who are congregated above the saints is the pleasantest portion of the picture.
Here Damon and Pythias embrace each other; a young husband springs to greet the wife whom he lost too early; a poor unfortunate to whom life was a curse is timidly raising his eyes, scarcely believing that he is in paradise; men with fine philosophic heads converse together; and a number of honest servingwomen express their astonishment with such gestures as are customary among that class of persons.
In the lunettes above, wingless angels are hovering with the cross, the column, and other instrument