The Complete Works of John Ruskin

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Reuwee, Wattley & Walsh, 1891

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Pagina 270 - For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red ; it is full of mixture ; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
Pagina 121 - And in the midst of this wide quietness A rosy sanctuary will I dress With the wreath'd trellis of a working brain, With buds, and bells, and stars without a name, With all the gardener Fancy e'er could feign, Who breeding flowers, will never breed the same: And there shall be for thee all soft delight That shadowy thought can win, A bright torch, and a casement ope at night, To let the warm Love in!
Pagina 394 - Cypresse grew in greatest store, And trees of bitter Gall, and Heben sad ; Dead sleeping Poppy, and black Hellebore ; Cold Coloquintida, and Tetra mad ; Mortall Samnitis, and Cicuta bad, With which th...
Pagina 394 - With braunches broad dispredd and body great, Clothed with leaves, that none the wood mote see, And loaden all with fruit as thick as it might bee.
Pagina 112 - They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble, for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.
Pagina 336 - ... in glow of battle, and behave itself like iron. I do not mean to call an elephant a vulgar animal ; but if you think about him carefully, you will find that his non-vulgarity consists in such gentleness as is possible to elephantine nature ; not in his insensitive hide, nor in his clumsy foot ; but in the way he will lift his foot if a child lies in his way ; and in his sensitive trunk, and still more sensitive mind, and capability of pique on points of honor.
Pagina 431 - I did not paint it to be understood, but I wished to show what such a scene was like : I got the sailors to lash me to the mast to observe it ; I was lashed for four hours, and I did not expect to escape, but I felt bound to record it if I did. But no one had any business to like the picture.
Pagina 119 - Alpine cliff, far from all house or work of men, looking up to its companies of pine, as they stand on the inaccessible juts and perilous ledges of the enormous wall, in quiet multitudes, each like the shadow of the one beside it — upright, fixed, spectral, as troops of ghosts standing on the walls of Hades, not knowing each other — dumb for ever.
Pagina 444 - and to the worm, " Thou art my mother, and my sister.
Pagina 141 - Yet as in one sense the humblest, in another they are the most honored of the earth-children. Unfading, as motionless, the worm frets them not, and the autumn wastes not. Strong in lowliness, they neither blanch in heat nor pine in frost. To them, slow-fingered, constant-hearted, is entrusted the weaving...

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