Precious Thoughts, Moral And Religious; Gathered From The Works Of John Ruskin

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJohn Ruskin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ness to it; the subdued and gentle assertion of indomitable courage--I may need to be told to stand, but, if I do, Craig Ellachie does. You could not but have felt, had you passed beneath it at the time when so many of England's dearest children were being defended by the strength of heart of men born at its foot, how often among the delicate Indian palaces, whose marble was pallid with horror, and whose vermilion was darkened with blood, the remembrance of its rough grey rocks and purple heaths must have risen before the sight of the Highland soldier; how often the hailing of the shot and the shriek of battle would pass away from his hearing, and leave only the whisper of the old pine branches, --" Stand fast, Craig Ellachie !"* CARE FOR TRIFLES. In mortals, there is a care for trifles which proceeds from love and conscience, and is most holy; and a care for trifles which comes of idleness and frivolity, and is most base. And so, also, there is a gravity proceeding from thought, which is most noble; and a gravity proceeding from dulness and more incapability of enjoyment, which is most base. DURER AND SALVATOR. The reader might see at a glance the elements of the Nuremberg country, as they still exist. Wooden cottages, thickly grouped, enormously high in the roofs; the sharp * Is not this the "war-cry" of our own Gbant ?--L. C. T. clmrch spire, small and slightly grotesque, surmounting them beyond, a richly cultivated, healthy plain bounded l»y woody bills. By a strange coincidence the very plant which constitutes the staple produce of those fields, is in almost ludicrous harmony with the grotesqueness and neatness of the architecture around; and one may almost fancy that the builders of the little knotted spires and turrets of the town, and workers of its...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ness to it; the subdued and gentle assertion of indomitable courage--I may need to be told to stand, but, if I do, Craig Ellachie doe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217740847

ISBN - 13:9780217740845

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