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" ... on the trembling stones to teach them rest. No words, that I know of, will say what these mosses are. None are delicate enough, none perfect enough, none rich enough. "
The Churchman's companion - Page 135
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The Christian's penny magazine, and friend of the people [ed. by J. Campbell ...

Congregational union of England and Wales - 1846
...quiet finger on the trembling stones, to teach them rest. No words that I know of will Bay what these mosses are ; none are delicate enough, none perfect...starred divisions of rubied bloom, fine filmed, as if the rock spirits could spin porphyry as we do glass — the traceries of intricate silver and fringes...
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Modern Painters ...

John Ruskin - 1860
...quiet finger on the trembling stones, to teach them rest. No words, that I know of, will say what these mosses are. None are delicate enough, none perfect...enough, none rich enough. How is one to tell of the 1 The reader must remember always that my work is concerning the aspects of things only. Of course,...
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Temple Bar, Volume 83

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - English periodicals - 1888
...first mercy of the earth, veiling with hushed softness its dintless rocks. No words that I know of will say what mosses are. None are delicate enough,...furred and beaming green — the starred divisions of nibied bloom, fine-filmed, as if the Bock Spirits could spin porphyry as we do glass — the traceries...
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Modern Painters ...: pt. 6. Of leaf beauty. pt. 7. Of cloud beauty. pt. 8-9 ...

John Ruskin - Painting - 1860
...quiet finger on the trembling stones, to teach them rest. No words, that I know of, will say what these mosses are. None are delicate enough, none perfect...green, — the starred divisions of rubied bloom, fine-filmed, as if the Rock Spirits could spin porphyry as we do glass, — the traceries of intricate...
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Modern Painters ...: pt. 6. Of leaf beauty. pt. 7. Of cloud beauty. pt. 8-9 ...

John Ruskin - Aesthetics - 1860
...quiet finger on the trembling stones, to teach them rest. No words, that I know of, will say what these mosses are. None are delicate enough, none perfect...to tell of the rounded bosses of furred and beaming green,—the starred divisions of rubied bloom, fine-filmed, as if the Rock Spirits could spin porphyry...
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Modern Painters ...

John Ruskin - 1860
...only. Of course, a lichen has seeds, just as other plants have, but not effectually or visibly for man. rounded bosses of furred and beaming green, — the starred divisions of rubied bloom, fine-filmed, as if the Rock Spirits could spin porphyry as we do glass, — the traceries of intricate...
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The New England Farmer

Agriculture - 1861
...quiet finger on the tumbling stones, to teach them rest. No words that I know of, will say what these mosses are. None are delicate enough, none perfect...beaming green, the starred divisions of rubied bloom, the traceries of intricate silver and fringes of amber, lustrous, arborescent, burnished through every...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 52

1861
...quiet finger on the trembling stones, to tcacd them rest No words that I know of will say what these mosses are ; none are delicate enough ; none perfect...beaming green — the starred divisions of rubied bloom, fine-filmed, as if the rock spirits could spin porphyry as we do glass — the traceries of in trícate...
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Footnotes from the Page of Nature; Or, First Forms of Vegetation

Hugh Macmillan - Botany - 1861 - 294 pages
...quiet finger on the trembling stones to teach them rest. No words that I know of will say what these mosses are ; none are delicate enough, none perfect...beaming green, the starred divisions of rubied bloom, finefilmed as if the rock spirits could spin porphyry as we do glass ; the traceries of intricate silver...
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Pleasant spots and famous places

John Alfred Langford - 1862
...fingers on the trembling stones to teach them to rest. No words that I know of will say what these mosses are. None are delicate enough, none perfect...beaming green, the starred divisions of rubied bloom, finefilmed, as if the rock spirits could spin porphyry as we do glass, the traceries of intricate silver,...
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