The Pleasures of England

The Pleasures of England
Lectures given in Oxford

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The Pleasures of England by John Ruskin

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Lectures given in Oxford

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rock:--where he wanders, he flows like lava, and congeals like granite.

Next, I take in this first sketch the Saxon and Frank together, both pre-eminently apprehensive, both docile exceedingly, imaginative in the highest, but in life active more than pensive, eager in desire, swift of invention, keenly sensitive to animal beauty, but with difficulty rational, and rarely, for the future, wise. Under the conclusive name of Ostrogoth, you may class whatever tribes are native to Central Germany, and develope themselves, as time goes on, into that power of the German Cæsars which still asserts itself as an empire against the licence and insolence of modern republicanism,--of which races, though this general name, no description can be given in rapid terms.

And lastly, the Lombards, who, at the time we have to deal with, were sternly indocile, gloomily imaginative,--of almost Norman energy, and differing from all the other western nations chiefly in this notable particular, that while the Celt is capable of b

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I am very much interested in Ruskin's works on archtecture especially The Stones of Venice and also his other essays.
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