Works Of John Ruskin Volume 9 by John RuskinWorks Of John Ruskin Volume 9 by John Ruskin

Works Of John Ruskin Volume 9

byJohn Ruskin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...you, every several mind needs different books; but there are some books which we all need, and assuredly, if you read Homer,' Plato, J£schylus, Herodotus, Dante,' Shakspeare, and Spenser, as much as you ought, you will not require wide enlargement of shelves to right and left of them for purposes of perpetual study. Among modern books, avoid generally magazine and review literature. Sometimes it may contain a useful abridgement or a wholesome piece of criticism; but the chances are ten to one it will either waste your time or mislead you. If you want to understand any subject whatever, read the best book upon it you can hear of; not a review of the book. If you don't like the first book you try, seek for another; but do not hope ever to understand the subject without pains, by a reviewer's help. Avoid especially that class of literature which has a knowing tone; it is the most poisonous of all. Every good book, or piece of book, is full of admiration and awe; it may contain firm assertion or Btern satire, but it never sneers coldly, nor asserts haughtily, and it always leads you to reverence or love something with yonr whole heart. It is not always easy to distinguish the satire of the venomous race of books from the satire of the noble and pure ones; but in general you may notice that (he cold-blooded Crustacean and Batrachian books will sneer at sentiment; and the warm-blooded, human books, at sin. Then, in general, the more you can restrain your serious reading to reflective or lyric poetry, history, and natural history, avoiding fiction and the drama, the healthier your mind will become. Of modern poetry keep to Scott, Wordsworth, Keats, Crabbe, Tennyson, the two Brownings, Lowell, Longfellow, and Coventry Patmore, whose...

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Title:Works Of John Ruskin Volume 9Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217147046

ISBN - 13:9780217147040

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