The Darkening Glass: A Portrait of Ruskin's Genius

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NOTES
Notes consisting merely of volume and page numbers refer to The Works of John Ruskin, ed. E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn ( Library Edition, 39 vols., London, George Allen, 1903-12). References to The Diaries of John Ruskin, ed. Joan Evans and John Howard Whitehouse ( Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1956-1959), are indicated simply as Diaries. Catch phrases, consisting of the last words of a quotation or statement of fact, identify all passages in the text which are here documented.
I. NATURE, TRUTH, AND TURNER
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1FLAT-CEILED BARN: XXXV, 132.
2ATTACK ON TURNER: For the Blackwood's attack and Ruskin's reply, see III, 635-40.
2TWO HUNDRED PAINTINGS: See R. H. Wilenski, John Ruskin: An Introduction to Further Study of His Life and Work ( London, Faber & Faber, 1933), pp. 199-200.
3CAN EVER GO: Letter of June 4, 1845: IV, xxxii.
3BENCH AND LAUGH: Letter of September 24, 1845: IV, xxxviii.
3CONDEMNED CITY: XXXV, 495-96.
4PLEASURE IN SIGHT: XXXV, 619.
5SUN IS GOD: See XXII, 490, n. 1; XXVIII, 147.
5VISIONS OF THE HILLS: Bk. IX, ll. 234-35; Bk. I, ll. 464-65.
5DETERMINED FOR ME: XXXV, 115-16, 297. The second quotation contains an allusion to Wordsworth The Excursion: "We live by Admiration, Hope, and Love" (Bk. IV, l. 763). Ruskin refers to the line ten times in the course of his works.
5THANKFUL BLESSEDNESS: The Prelude, Bk. IV, ll. 334-37.
6MORAL POWER: III, 665-66.
6COMMENTATOR ON INFINITY: III, 157.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations - Taken from Drawings by John Ruskin ix
  • Preface xi
  • Art 1
  • I - Nature, Truth, and Turner 1
  • II - Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory 22
  • Architecture 47
  • III - A Gothic Eden 47
  • IV - Windows of Agate 64
  • V - Venice: Stones and Touchstones 79
  • Society 107
  • VI - My Father's House 107
  • VII - Dives and Lazarus 121
  • VIII - No Wealth but Life 131
  • Wilderness 147
  • IX 147
  • X - The Night Cometh 176
  • Peace 201
  • XI - The Past Recaptured 201
  • Notes 227
  • Bibliography 253
  • Acknowledgments 263
  • Index 265
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