OF THE FIRST VOLUME
The advantages proceeding from the Institution of a Royal Academy. — Hints offered to the consideration of the Professors and Visitors ; that an implicit obedience to the Rules of Art be exacted from the Young Students ; that a premature disposition to a masterly dexterity be repressed ; that diligence be constantly recommended, and (that it may be effectual) directed to its proper object. . . . Page 1.
The course and order of study. — The different stages of Art.— Much copying discountenanced. — The Artist, at all times and in all places, should be employed in laying up materials for the exercise of his art. . . . . . . p.23.
The great leading principles of the Grand Style.— Of Beauty. — The genuine habits of Nature to be distinguished from those of Fashion. . . . . . . . p. 51.