The works of John Ruskin Volume 37

The works of John Ruskin Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...28M December, '81. You will not at all believe the joy it is to me to have a letter from you, and to see that you also are as you used to be--my own sweet Doctor that had perpetual sympathy with all good effort, and all kindly animated creatures. And I trust we shall both go on yet, in spite of sorrow, speaking to each other through the sweet briar and the vine, for many an hour of twilight as well as morning.... 1 No. 6 in Kate Greenoway, p. 106 (see below, p. 655). For whom, see Vol. XXIX. pp. 694, 695.1 3 For which, see Vol. XXVIII. p. 265. The little poems (among which Herrick's "Graci;" is the fourth) are those contained in A Day in a Child's Life, illustrated by Kate Greenaway, with music by Myles B. Foster. 4 The passage "You will not... as morning" is No. 34 (the last) of " Letters from Ruskin" in Letters of Dr. John Brown, 1907, p. 312. Brown's letter (ibid., p. 275), to which Ruskiu's was an answer, was in acknowledgment of chapter ii. of The Bible of Amiens: see the Introduction, Vol. XXXVI. p. xc. To Miss Susan Last day of 1881. And the latt letter I write on it, with new pen. I've lunched on your oysters, and am feasting eyes and mind on your birds. What birds? Woodcock? Yes, I suppose, and never before noticed the sheath of his bill going over the front of the lower mandible that he may dig comfortably! But the others! the glory of velvet and silk and cloud and light, and black and tan and gold, and golden sand, and dark tresses, and purple shadows, and moors and mists, and night and starlight, and woods and wilds and dells and deeps, and every mystery of heaven and its finger-work is in those little birds' backs and wings! I am so grateful. All love and joy to you, and wings to fly with and birds' hearts to comfort, a...