The Works of John Ruskin, Volume 21

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G. Allen, 1906

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Page 129 - Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden, Burcester, and other Adjacent Parts in the Counties of Oxford and Bucks.
Page 102 - I beg you once for all to understand that unless you are minded to bring yourselves, and all whom you can help, out of this curse of darkness that has fallen on our hearts and thoughts, you need not try to do any art-work, - it is the vainest of affectations to try to put beauty into shadows, while all the real things that cast them are left in deformity and pain.
Page 10 - Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there, Would grace a summer queen.
Page 15 - I have many good friends who warn me not to eat and drink with their painters. Many of them are my enemies and they copy my work in the churches and wherever they can find it ; and then they revile it and say that the style is not antique and so not good.
Page 105 - O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that goeth early away.
Page 102 - ... and hears the roar of the railroads sounding in the distance, "like the surf of a strong sea,' and thinks that 'of all the myriads imprisoned by the English Minotaur of lust for wealth, and condemned to live, if it is to be called life, in the labyrinth of black walls and loathsome passages between them, which now fills the valley of the Thames - not one could hear, this day, any happy bird sing or look upon any quiet space of the pure grass that is good for seed.
Page xlii - Praterita, ii. § 64. or made it of rarer artistic interest than Ruskin. He had a most refined sense of form, and as a colourist he was no less remarkable, but it is strange that the inventive faculty which was so strongly marked in his writings, does not appear in his drawings at all. He said to me once, ' I have no power of design ; I can only draw what I see.
Page 24 - thing " in the church, and blamed his work for not being " according to ancient art," he yet might have received their invitations to dinner with safety. Camerarius relates a pretty little anecdote apropos of the visit of Giovanni Bellini to our artist, which he probably learnt from Diirer's own lips. He says that Giovanni, on seeing Diirer's works, was particularly struck with the fineness and beautiful painting of the hair in them, and asked Diirer, as a particular mark of friendship, to give...
Page 18 - How to Paint Children" ("Children are to be represented with quick and contorted motions when they are sitting ; but when standing, with fearful and timid motions...

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