Hi. What does arts mean in this context? Is actions and arts a set phrase?
Thank you.In all these Instances, this Secondary Pleasure of the Imagination proceeds from that Action of the Mind, which compares the Ideas arising from the Original Objects, with the Ideas we receive from the Statue, Picture, Description, or Sound that represents them. [...] For it is this [i.e, comparison] that not only gives us a Relish of Statuary, Painting and Description, but makes us delight in all the Actions and Arts of Mimickry. (Spectator, 1712, 416)