The Works of John Ruskin Volume 36

The Works of John Ruskin Volume 36

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... who is the Author of the "Burden of Nineveh" in No. VIII. of O.zf0'rd and Cambridge. It is glorious. Please find out for me, and see if I can get acquainted with him.--Ever yours, J. RUSKIN. DEAR L.-my '1'nr: v1: x.r.u:, --I have been reproaching myself many a day for not writing, but somehow I have got into quite a stupid state of indolence for these three or four months, and the sight of a pen and ink has frightened me so that I hadn't a word to say; nor have I now, only I know you will be glad to hear that we are on this side the water again, and all well. We have been dividing our time between Interlachen, Thun, Fribourg, Chamonix, and Geneva; and I have done nothing but ramble in the sun, and eat breakfasts and dinners, and sleep. I am not so much the better for it as I ought to be, because I don't like it. I get sulky when I can't do anything---and getting sulky puts one out of order, and I don't feel refreshed or up to my work again; nor do I intend to do anything much for some time yet--perhaps not all winter. I am going to read----for I have been using my own brains too much and other people's not enough "I have no taste for polyglot. At the Museum 'twus my lot Just once to jot and blot and rot In Babel for I know not what. I went at two, I lefi at three. Round those still doors I tramp'd, to win By the great porch the dirt and din; And as I made the last door spin And issued, they were hoisting in A winged beast from Nineveh." Rossetti, in re ly to Ruskin's letter, avowed the authorshi of the poem (see the Introduction, alliove, p. xlvi.); " and I fancy," says Mr. M. Rossetti, "that a very large ' Bravo! ' which forms the commencement of...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236957865
  • 9781236957863