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" Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts — the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art. Not one of these books can be understood unless we read the two others ; but of the three, the only quite trustworthy... "
Art and Life: A Ruskin Anthology - Page 21
by John Ruskin, William Sloane Kennedy - 1886 - 593 pages
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Education, Volume 32

Education - 1912
...the value of an acquaintance with historic art, Ruskin's dictum gives the most effective estimate: "Great nations write their autobiographies in three...the book of their words and the book of their art. No one of these books can be understood unless we read the two others but of the three the only quite...
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On History and the Study of History

William Parsons Atkinson - History - 1884 - 107 pages
...must be a poet; though to be a poet does not necessarily involve the writing of verse. Ruskin says : " Great nations write their autobiographies in three...three the only quite trustworthy one is the last." 1 We can consider what sort of an idea we should have of Greece if we knew nothing of Greek art ; or...
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On History and the Study of History: Three Lectures

William Parsons Atkinson - History - 1884 - 107 pages
...must be a poet; though to be a poet does not necessarily involve the writing of verse. Ruskin says : " Great nations write their autobiographies in three...the book of their art. Not one of these books can be understood~unless we read the two others ; but of the three the only quite trustworthy one is the last."...
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Art: A Ruskin Anthology

John Ruskin - Art - 1886 - 177 pages
...hand, yet as inferior to the heart and head ; and thus brings out the whole man. — The Two Pat/m, p. 38. Great nations write their autobiographies in...the book of their art. Not one of these books can bo understood unless we read the two others ; but of the three, the only quite trustworthy one is the...
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Art; a Ruskin Anthology

John Ruskin - Art - 1886 - 177 pages
...as inferior to the heart and head ; and thus brings out the whole man. — Tfie Tioo Paths, p. 08. Great nations write their autobiographies in three...the book of their art. Not one of these books can ba understood unless we read the two others ; but of the three, the only quite trustworthy one is the...
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A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery: Including, by Special ..., Volume 1

Sir Edward Tyas Cook - Arts - 1888 - 703 pages
...passion's law, Each passion clear proclaimed without a tongue. ROBERT BROWNING : Pictor /gnotus. " GREAT nations write their autobiographies in three...three, the only quite trustworthy one is the last." The reason for this faithfulness in the record of art is twofold. The art of any nation can only be great...
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St. Mark's Rest: The History of Venice. Written for the Help of the Few ...

John Ruskin - Architecture - 1889 - 194 pages
...JOHN W. LOVELL COMPANY PEEFAOE. GEEAT nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts—the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and...trustworthy one is the last. The acts of a. nation may be trinmphant by its good fortune ; and its words mighty by the genins of a few of its children : but...
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Bulletin, Issues 1-14

Education - 1918
...idea for which America stands remains still to be created. The best is yet to be. Kuskin says that : Great nations write their autobiographies In three...we read the two others, but of the three, the only trustworthy one is the last. What men embody in material form, invest large sums of money in, and lovingly...
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Byzantine Art and the New Old First Illustrated

John Lyman Faxon - Art, Byzantine - 1891 - 45 pages
...MICHIGAN 18S1 ч.; i. v Utawy __ itLLtiB FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. .OP '/с*' PREFACE. I л REAT nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts,...the book of their words and the book of their art." "The acts of a nation may be triumphant by its good fortune ; and its words mighty by the genius of...
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The Life of Christ as Represented in Art

Frederic William Farrar - 1894 - 507 pages
...when they try to pass themselves off as religion pure and undefiled. "Great nations," says Mr. Ruskin, "write their autobiographies in three manuscripts,...three, the only quite trustworthy one is the last." If any one desires a near and striking proof of this fact, he has only to walk thoughtfully through...
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