Quakerism, past and present

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Smith, Elder and Company, 1859 - 189 pages
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Page 200 - ... earnest, religious, progressive, and informed mind. The author of this essay on architecture has condensed into it a poetic apprehension, the fruit of awe of God, and delight in nature; a knowledge, love, and just estimate of art; a holding fast to fact and repudiation of hearsay ; an historic breadth, and a fearless challenge of existing social problems, whose union we know not where to find paralleled.
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Page 199 - The rules are clearly and fully laid down ; and the earlier exercises always conducive to the end by simple and unembarrassing means. The whole volume is full of liveliness." — Spectator. " We close this book with a feeling that, though nothing supersedes a master, yet that no student of art should launch forth without this work as a compass.
Page 200 - Mr. Ruskin's book bears so unmistakeably the marks of keen and accurate observation, of a true and subtle judgment and refined sense of beauty, joined with so much earnestness, so noble a sense of the purposes and business of art, and such a command of rich and glowing language, that it cannot but tell powerfully in producing a more religious view of the uses of architecture, and a deeper insight into its artistic principles.
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Page 159 - There is nothing so revolutionary, because there is nothing so unnatural and so convulsive to society as the strain to keep things fixed, when all the world is by the very law of its creation in eternal progress ; and the cause of all the evils of the world may be traced to that natural but most deadly error of human indolence and corruption, that our business is to preserve and not to improve.
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Page 198 - Mr. Thackeray has selected for his hero a very noble type of the cavalier softening into the man of the eighteenth century, and for his heroine one of the sweetest women that ever breathed from canvas or from book, since Raffaelle painted and Shakspeare wrote. The style is manly, clear, terse, and vigorous, reflecting every mood— pathetic, graphic, or sarcastic — of the writer.
Page 201 - With Portrait. Price 36s. cloth. " The biography is replete with interest and information, deserving to be perused by the student of Indian history, and sure to recommend itself to the general reader.

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