Letters Of John Ruskin To Charles Eliot Norton (volume 2)

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byJohn Ruskin

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Excerpt: ... be swallowed up by Etna or swept away by a cyclone). Did I tell you that during this illness I was able to read Sydney Smith's " Moral Philosophy," and with what sense I have got back, declare it now to be the only moral philosophy. It entirely supersedes the wisdom of "Modern Painters." Ever your loving J. R. Brantwood, 13th September, '86. Darling Charles, -- I like the notion of leaving you out of my Autobiography. What would be the use of it, if it did not show under what friendly discouragements I wrote my best works? You might as well propose I should leave out Carlyle, or Joan herself! I have been steadily gaining since last report, and on Friday was half way up the Old Man,1 without more fatigue than deepened the night's rest, and greatly pleased that, the day 1 The mountain called " Coniston Old Man." being exceptionally clear, I saw Ingleborough without any feeling of diminished faculty of sight. And the last illness did indeed leave lessons as to the danger of mere active excitement of brain, which none of the four previous ones did. For all those, there was some reason in the particular trains of feeling that ended in them; but this last came of a quite dispassionate review of the opinions of the Committee of Council on Education, and analysis of the legal position of the Vicar of Coniston under the will of Lady le Fleming. It has only struck me lately that I was meant for a lawyer, and that the aesthetic side, or point, of me ought to have remained undeveloped, like the eyes which the Darwinians are discovering in the backs, or behinds, of lizards. By the way, nothing in late reading has delighted me more, or ever did, in praeterite reading, than the letters of aged Humboldt to youthful Agassiz. ... I had an interesting encounter with a biggish viper, who challenged me ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Excerpt: ... be swallowed up by Etna or swept away by a cyclone). Did I tell you that during this illness I was able to read Sydney Smith's " Moral Philosophy," and wi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217704646

ISBN - 13:9780217704649

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