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" Watch an old building with an anxious care ; guard it as best you may, and at any cost, from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a crown ; set watches about it as if at the gates of a besieged city ; bind it together... "
Archaeologia Cambrensis - Page 247
1892
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The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Volume 1

John Ruskin - Architecture - 1849 - 186 pages
...best you may, and at any cost, from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a crown ; set watches about it as if at...tenderly, and reverently, and continually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow. Its evil day must come at last ; but...
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The seven lamps of architecture

John Ruskin - 1866
...best you nuy, and at any cost, from every influence of dilapidation. C>un( its stones as you would jewels of a crown ; set watches about it as if at...aid ; better a crutch than a lost limb ; and do this tenderlv, and reverently, and continually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath...
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Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin

John Ruskin - 1868 - 479 pages
...best you may, and at any cost, from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a crown ; set watches about it as if at...tenderly, and reverently, and continually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow. Its evil day must come at last ; but...
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Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin

John Ruskin - Art - 1871 - 440 pages
...at any cost, from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a crows; set watches about it as if at the gates of a besieged...tenderly, and reverently, and continually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow. Its evil day must come at last ; but...
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Personal and Professional Recollections

George Gilbert Scott - Architects - 1879 - 436 pages
...I would 'guard it as best I might, and at any cost, from the influence of dilapidation.' I would ' count its stones as you would the jewels of a crown...together with iron where it loosens ; stay it with timber when it declines,' or do anything and everything I could to preserve it from the influences of time...
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Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin

John Ruskin - Essays - 1884 - 479 pages
...best you may, and at any cost, from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a Crown ; set watches about it as if at...do this tenderly, and reverently, and continually, anil many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow. Its evil day must come...
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Works

John Ruskin - 1887
...as best you may, and at any cost from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a crown ; set watches about it as if at...tenderly, and reverently, and continually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow. Its evil day must come at last ; but...
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The Works of John Ruskin: The seven lamps of architecture. Lectures on ...

John Ruskin - 1887
...as best you may, and at any cost from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a crown ; set watches about it as if at...lost limb ; and do this tenderly, and reverently, and COTItinually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow. Its evil day...
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The Works of John Ruskin: The seven lamps of architecture. Lectures on ...

John Ruskin - 1889
...best jo\i may, and at any cost from every influence of dilapidation. Count its stones as you would jewels of a crown ; set watches about it as if at...tenderly, and reverently, and continually, and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow. Its evil day must come at last ; but...
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Igdrasil, Volumes 2-3

Art - 1890
...best you may, and at any cost, from every influence of dilapidation ; count its stones as you would jewels of a crown; set watches about it as if at the...unsightliness of the aid— better a crutch than a lost limb—and do this tenderly, and reverently, and continually, and many a generation will still be born...
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