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Letters Addressed To A College Friend During The Years 1840-1845
by John Ruskin
Binding: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Weight: 1.1 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 0548531463
ISBN 13: 9780548531464
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Friday, nth Sept. 1840? . Dear C When I get once abroad I shall have so much generalising and sketching, that I shall be unable to write many letters, so I put you in debt before starting. First, to say that you ought to congratulate yourself on my orthography it was lucky I didn't put warming pan. Secondly, that you would not have been surprised at this escapade of mine had you heard Sir J. Clarke's positive ' Sir, if you go on till October you'll get your death before you get your degree ' under which circumstances, of course, I care very little about Dean or anyone else. I simplyThe Object Of High Art 37 send them fine medical certificates, lock up my books, and start. Thirdly, to assure you your Nap. soap shall be taken great care of. Fourthly, to thank your brother for his notice. Fifthly, to tell you to blow up your spectacle maker, and not me, for the deficiency of Gothic work on the Carlisle house ; and sixthly, to put down a few remarks in serious deprecation of your worship's indignation which, as you are drawing a good deal from nature, may perhaps be of some interest to you; and if you don't take the trouble to read them, it will do me good to arrange them and put them down. The object of high art is to address the feelings through the intellect. It will not do to address the feelings, unless it be through this medium still less, to address the intellect alone.38 What Art Should Convey Consequently the mere conveying of a certain quantity of technical knowledge respecting any given scene can never be the object of art. Its aim is not to tell me how many bricks there are in a wall, nor how many posts in a fence, but to convey as much as possible the general emotions arising out of the real scene into the spectator's mind. Whether these emotions are c...


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