The Complete Works of John Ruskin, Volume 22

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Reuwee, Wattley & Walsh, 1891
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Page 366 - His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
Page 329 - No haughty feat of arms I tell; Soft is the note, and sad the lay That mourns the lovely Rosabelle.
Page 241 - The sun came dazzling thro' the leaves, And flamed upon the brazen greaves Of bold Sir Lancelot. A red-cross knight for ever kneel'd To a lady in his shield, That sparkled on the yellow field, Beside remote Shalott.
Page 25 - I look for ghosts ; but none will force Their way to me ; 'tis falsely said That there was ever intercourse Between the living and the dead ; For surely then I should have sight Of him I wait for day and night With love and longings infinite.
Page 208 - There has fallen a splendid tear From the passion-flower at the gate. She is coming, my dove, my dear; She is coming, my life, my fate; The red rose cries, " She is near, she is near;" And the white rose weeps, " She is late;" The larkspur listens, " I hear, I hear;" And the lily whispers,
Page 195 - There is not wind enough to twirl The one red leaf, the last of its clan, That dances as often as dance it can, Hanging so light, and hanging so high, On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
Page 330 - Such dusky grandeur clothed the height Where the huge Castle holds its state, And all the steep slope down Whose ridgy back heaves to the sky, Piled deep and massy, close and high, Mine own romantic town...
Page 314 - I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I do not mean, by humility, doubt of his own power, or hesitation in speaking of his opinions ; but a right understanding of the relation between what he can do and say, and the rest of the world's sayings and doings. All great men not only know their business, but usually know that they know it ; and are not only right in their main opinions, but...
Page 73 - Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
Page 207 - O come and hear him ! Thou who hast to me ' Been faithless, hear him, though a lowly creature • One of God's simple children that yet know not ' The universal Parent, how he sings ' As if he wished the firmament of heaven ' Should listen, and give back to him the voice 4 Of his triumphant constancy and love ; ' The proclamation that he makes, how far ' His darkness doth transcend our fickle light...

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