The Works of John Ruskin: Val d'Arno

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George Allen, 1874

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Strona 18 - ... bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife ; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife ; and there I buried Leah.
Strona 221 - For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
Strona 37 - Crecy, battles of Bosworth, and many other battles, been got transacted and adjusted ; but England •wholly, not without sore toil and aching bones to the millions of sires and the millions of sons of eighteen generations, had been got drained and tilled, covered with yellow harvests,, beautiful and rich in possessions. The mud-wooden Caesters and Chesters had become steepled, tile-roofed, compact towns. Sheffield had taken to the manufacture of Sheffield whittles. Worstead could from wool spin...
Strona 168 - I hope also they will attack earnestly, and at length extinguish and eradicate, this idle habit of 'accounting for the moral sense," as they phrase it. A most singular problem ; — instead of bending every thought to have more, and ever more, of 'moral sense,' and therewith to irradiate your own poor soul, and all its work, into something of divineness, as the one thing needful to you in this world ! A very futile problem that other, my friends ; futile, idle, and far worse ; leading to what moral...
Strona 168 - Visible Infinites, both; say nothing of them; don't try to " account for them ; " for you can say nothing wise. On the whole, I hope our Hero will, by heroic word, and heroic thought and act, make manifest to mankind that '' Reverence for God and for Man...
Strona 205 - ... written this course of lectures to enforce upon your minds is the dependence of all the arts on the virtue of the State, and its kindly order. The absolute mind and state of Florence, for the seventy years of her glory, from 1280 to...
Strona 212 - Lord require of thee, but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God," you will find that such obedience is always acknowledged by temporal blessing.
Strona 200 - Neither Dante nor Shakspere can boast such extent and durability of influence; for whatever of highest excellence has been achieved in sculpture and painting, not in Italy only but throughout Europe, has been in obedience to the impulse he primarily gave, and in following up the principle which he first struck out.
Strona 37 - Hardly an Englishman to be met with but could do something ; some cunninger thing than break his fellow-creature's head with battleaxes. The seven incorporated trades, with their million guildbrethren, with their hammers, their shuttles, and tools, what an army, — fit to conquer that land of England, as we say, and...
Strona 54 - I never saw anything so impudent on the walls of any exhibition, in any country, as last year in London. It was a daub professing to be a " harmony in pink and white " (or some such nonsense;) absolute rubbish, and which had taken about a quarter of an hour to scrawl or daub it had no pretence to be called painting. The price asked for it was two hundred and fifty guineas.

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