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Sesame And Lilies
by John Ruskin
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1851. Ruskin, the greatest Victorian bar Victoria, was an artist, scientist, poet, environmentalist, philosopher, and the preeminent art critic of his time. Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies stands as a classic 19th-century statement on the natures and duties of men and women. This volume contains three lectures by Ruskin titled: Of Kings' Treasuries; Of Queens' Gardens; and Of the Mystery of Life. John Of Kings' Treasuries, in which Ruskin critiques Victorian manhood, and Of Queens' Gardens, in which he counsels women to take their places as the moral guides of men and urges the parents of girls to educate them to this end. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
And least of all, whatever may have been the eagerness of our passions, or the height of our pride, are we able to understand in its depth the third and most solemn character in which our life is like those clouds of heaven; that to it belongs not only their transcience, not only their mystery, but also their power; that in the cloud of the human soul there is a fire stronger than the lightning.
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Rethinking the Western Tradition Series
About the Author
Deborah Epstein Nord is professor of English and director of the Program in the Study of Women and Gender at Princeton University.
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