The True and the Beautiful in Nature, Art, Morals and Religion: Selected from the Works of John Ruskin (Google eBook)

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J. Wiley, 1859 - Aesthetics - 452 pages
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Page 403 - A servant with this clause makes drudgery divine; who sweeps a room, as for thy laws, makes that and the action fine.
Page 39 - Nature never did betray The heart that loved her; 'tis her privilege, Through all the years of this our life, to lead From joy to joy: for she can so inform The mind that is within us, so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercourse of daily life, Shall e'er prevail against us, or disturb Our cheerful faith that all which we behold Is...
Page 401 - And he took up his parable and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said...
Page 21 - That which doth assign unto each thing the kind, that which doth moderate the force and power, that which doth appoint the form and measure, of working, the same we term a law.
Page 437 - She riseth also while it is yet night and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
Page 384 - My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
Page 411 - LET the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, " There is a man child conceived.
Page 96 - For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Page 189 - But when from under this terrestrial ball He fires the proud tops of the eastern pines And darts his light through every guilty hole, Then murders, treasons, and detested sins, The cloak of night being pluck'd from off their backs, Stand bare and naked, trembling at themselves...
Page 385 - He putteth forth his hand upon the rock ; he overturneth the mountains by the roots. He cutteth out rivers among the rocks ; and his eye seeth every precious thing. He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

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