The Conservator Volume 14-15

The Conservator Volume 14-15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...that Dithmar is every inch of him honest and every inch of him industrious and every inch of him modest. But before adjourning court I feel like asking: What would happen if Collins and Dithmar locked logic to try their issues out? Would either come from the test alive? Could "there is little doubt" survive "if this imputes"? Could " if this imputes" survive "there is little doubt"? I have my suspicions both ways. So in the fulfillment of my duty I pass the sentence of the court. I sentence Dithmar to Collins. And I sentence Collins to Dithmar. And each is to put up with the other until both are dead. AndI say: May God have mercy on their souls! T. 0hn Ruskin can stand the historian. Can.. the historian stand Ruskin? BiograRuskmis phy is not a test of the man written about. It is a test of the biographer. Ruskin can easily survive Harrison. Can Harrison survive Ruskin? All books are in the last analysis autobiographical. Even biography is autobiography. When I read Harrison on Ruskin I learn more about Harrison than about Ruskin. This is not because Harrison is a false biographer but because he is a true biographer. When I want to know Ruskin I do not go to the people who write about Ruskin. I go to Ruskin writing about the people. I do not refer to dates. To the staid and stupid figure facts of a man's life. I refer to the life. Ilike Harrison's brief on Ruskin. It is a good portrait of Harrison. It tells me things about Harrison that I did not know before. I do not see how you could get Ruskin's measure from Harrison's book. But you can get Harrison's measure. Harrison can not be charged with the usual fault of biographical interpreters. He does not stand in the line of...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744179
  • 9781236744173