Littell's Living Age Volume 225

Littell's Living Age Volume 225

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Leisure Hour. long time has its explanation in the fact that the overwhelming desire with both was to give self to the other, and the beautiful daughter of Dives waited till that high courage which was the quality that she most admired in the poor minister of religion should prompt him to cross the strip of path that separated him from her, and take what the surrender in her eyes made his. That thing on a sudden happened, and the day that at noon made John and Al-ce man and wife, at sundown made Parson and Penelope trothplighted lovers. Here ends the story of John England's outgoing and his homecoming, and the chief things that happened in the four years that lapsed before the jan-gled music that broke out at Bucklands became the music of joybells. Elsa D'Esterre-Keelina. Ruskin's death. as we all agreed, deprived us of the one man of letters Who had a right to burial in Westminster Abbey. We may rejoice that his Tepresentative preferred Coniston. The quiet churchyard in a still unpolluted "11tI'S' was certainly more appropriate for him than the "central roar" of what 116 somewhere calls "loathsome London." But the general consent marks the fact that Ruskin had come to be remgnized as a compeer of our greatest Writers of the age. By many he is also revered as one who did more than alnmst 4111? contemporary to rouse the sluggish British mind from its habitual Blurnber. His career, indeed, suggests "1311? regrets. His later writings are too often a cry of despair and vexation f Sllirit. The world is out of joint, and all his eiforts to set it right have failed. To those who cannot quite agree that we are all driving post-haste to the devil, the pessimism may seem to indicate the want more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837312
  • 9781236837318