A Joy For Ever; (And Its Price in the Market)

A Joy For Ever; (And Its Price in the Market)
Two Lectures on the Political Economy of Art

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A Joy For Ever; (And Its Price in the Market) by John Ruskin

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1904

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A Joy For Ever; (And Its Price in the Market)
Two Lectures on the Political Economy of Art

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ay; so fulfilling in all ways the Wise Man's description, whether of the queenly housewife or queenly nation: "She riseth while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry, her clothing is silk and purple. Strength and honour are in her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come."

10. Now, you will observe that in this description of the perfect economist, or mistress of a household, there is a studied expression of the balanced division of her care between the two great objects of utility and splendour: in her right hand, food and flax, for life and clothing; in her left hand, the purple and the needlework, for honour and for beauty. All perfect housewifery or national economy is known by these two divisions; wherever either is wanting, the economy is imperfect. If the motive of pomp prevails, and the care of the national economist is directed only to the accumulation of gold, and of pictures, and of silk and marble, yo

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