The Life of John Ruskin

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Methuen, 1900 - Artists - 427 pages
 

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Sometimes one is forced to wonder how much talent we waste in our highly specialised society. Were John Ruskin to have been born today, he would be forced into choosing one area in which to display ... Read full review

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Page 35 - SYD BELTON: Or, The Boy who would not go to Sea. By G. MANVILLE FENN. THE WALLYPUG IN LONDON.
Page 26 - A very remarkable book, deserving of critical analysis impossible within our limit ; brilliant, but not superficial ; well considered, but not elaborated ; constructed with the proverbial art that conceals, but yet allows itself to be enjoyed by readers to whom fine literary method is a keen pleasure.'— The World. A CHANGE OF AIR. Sixth Edition. 'A graceful, vivacious comedy, true to human nature. The characters are traced with a masterly hand.
Page 92 - PAINTERS : Their Superiority in the ART of LANDSCAPE PAINTING to all the Ancient Masters, proved by examples of the True, the Beautiful, and the Intellectual, from the Works of Modern Artists, especially from those of JM Turner, Esq., RA By a GRADUATE of OXFORD.
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Page 3 - DD, Assistant Lecturer in Divinity in the University of Dublin. ST. PAUL'S SECOND AND THIRD EPISTLES TO THE CORINTHIANS. With Introduction, Dissertations and Notes.
Page 195 - And when they had received it they murmured against the goodman of the house, saying, 'These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
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