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" Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak, trained and chosen for such work, sound now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living flame. "
Wood Sculpture - Page 328
by Alfred Maskell - 1911 - 425 pages
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"Our Fathers Have Told Us.": Sketches of the History of Christendom ..., Part 1

John Ruskin - 1880 - 215 pages
...and, so far as I know, there is nothing else so beautiful cut out of the goodly trees of the world. Sweet and young-grained wood it is: oak, trained and...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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A Short History of Art

Francis C. Turner - Art - 1886 - 392 pages
...was begun in 1508 and finished in 1522, and is unequalled for carpenter's and wood-carver's work. " Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak, trained...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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Art and Life: A Ruskin Anthology

John Ruskin, William Sloane Kennedy - Art - 1886 - 593 pages
...and, so far as I know, there is nothing else so beautiful cut out of the goodly trees of the world . Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak, trained...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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Art: A Ruskin Anthology

John Ruskin - Art - 1886 - 177 pages
...and, so far as I know, there is nothing else so beautiful cut out of the goodly trees of the world. Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak, trained...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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The Complete Works of John Ruskin, Volume 19

John Ruskin - 1891
...and, so far as I know, there is nothing else so beautiful cut out of the goodly trees of the world. Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak, trained...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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Laws of Fesole, A joy forever, Our fathers have told us, Inaugural address

John Ruskin - English literature - 1894
...and, so far as I know, there is nothing else so beautiful cut out of the goodly trees of the world. Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak, trained...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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Churches and Castles of MediŠval France

Walter Cranston Larned - Castles - 1895 - 236 pages
...is nothing else so beautiful cut out of the goodly trees of the world. Sweet and young-grained oak it is : oak trained and chosen for such work, sound...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow into living branches, to leap like living...
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Turrets, Towers, and Temples: The Great Buildings of the World

Esther Singleton - Architecture - 1898 - 317 pages
...and, so far as I know, there is nothing else so beautiful cut out of the goodly trees of the world. Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak, trained...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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Turrets, Towers, and Temples: The Great Buildings of the World, as Seen and ...

Esther Singleton - Architecture - 1898 - 317 pages
...and, so far as I know, there is nothing else so beautiful cut out of the goodly trees of the world. Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak, trained...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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John Ruskin

Alice Meynell - 1900 - 291 pages
...fifteenth century — and has some Flemish stolidity mixed with the playing French fire of it. ... Sweet and young-grained wood it is : oak trained and...now as four hundred years since. Under the carver's hand it seems to cut like clay, to fold like silk, to grow like living branches, to leap like living...
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