After Victor Hugo, "Les Contemplations," liv. iii.--"Melancholia", (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 147 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Above his doomed head the cruel lash doth whirl;/ 'Tis Monday--at the village inn yestreen the churl/ Drank fury, shouts and oaths, from oft-filled cup./ Ah! what the formidable law that renders up/ One creature to another's power, and the brute/ Bewildered, to the sot! The Beast, in terror mute,/ Can go no farther, feels the shadow's weight, nor knows,/ Beneath the crushing stone, the whip-stock's felling blows,/ E'en what the stone, or what the man would have of him." [P. 13.]
The Exhibition of Paintings of the International Art Institution, 694 Broadway, corner of Fourth Street. Wm. Aufermann, Director. Every painting is For Sale.--Information about prices to be had at the office. New-York: G.B. Teubner, Printer, 10 Spruce Street. 1861.