Sesame and Lilies

Sesame and Lilies : Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Sesame and Lilies: Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864 More than a half-century has elapsed since the first vol ume of Modern Painters challenged the thoughtful attention of.the public by its bold questioning of accepted standards in taste and art. The appeal to the artist (turner) with which the volume closes reveals the spirit in which Ruskin's own work was always done: We desire that he Should follow out his own thoughts and intents of heart, without reference to any human authority. But we suggest that those thoughts may be seriously and loftily given. We pray him to utter noth ing lightly to do nothing regardlessly. He stands upon an eminence, from which he looks back over the universe Of God, and forward over the generations of men. Let every work of his hand be a history of the one, and a lesson to the other. Let each exertion of his mighty mind be both hymn and prophecy, - adoration to the deity, - revelation to mankind. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • English
  • 18 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243291493
  • 9780243291496

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