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Who decides on the merit of a picture? ... - 280

Reynolds's principles contrary to his practice, . . 283

A knowledge of rules cannot make a Painter, . .288

Anecdote of Haydn the Musician, .... . . 284

Great men choose historical subjects from the age in which they live, . 287

Imaginary portraits, 288

Portrait of the Duke of "Wellington, 293

Copying from the antique, 294

y~ Decorating Schools with pictures, 295

Want of knowledge of the value of Paintings, 299

Loss of valuable pictures, 800

The kinds of knowledge indispensable for an artist, .... 303

VI.

Distinction between a poetical and a historical statement, . . . 307

Byron's Lake of Geneva, 308

What is postrjij 310

The functions of the imagination, 314

Combination, 814

Composition, 314

Analysis, 314

Action between the moral feelings and the imagination, . - - 320

Imagination fed by external nature, 321

The supernatural, 829

Manifestations of spiritual being, 323

The Greeks could not conceive of a spirit, 324

Bacon and Pascal, 326

Shakspeare's universal grasp of human nature, 327

No mountain passions were to be allowed in him, .... 328

Proofs of Shakspeare's greatness, 332

Pastoral poetry, 834

Walton's Angler, 335

Sterne's Sentimental Journey, 336

Mrs. Radcliffe and Rousseau, ... .... 337

Scott's Lady of the Lake, .... .... 337

Shelley and Wordsworth, ... . . . 337

Walter Scott, ......... . . 338

The representative of the mind of the age in literature,. . . 388

The tests of a truly great man, 338

The faults of the age 343

PREFACE.

A Pkkpack need not, as a matter of course, be an apology. Yet, an apology would be offered for "Selections" from Ruskin's Works, were those valuable works accessible to •readers in general. Being voluminous and expensive, they are "beyond the means of many who could appreciate and highly enjoy them. Moreover, some of the topics discussed are merely local (English), and not specially interesting to the American public. A rich field, however, remains, from which these selections have been carefully culled, and methodically arranged to form a book complete in itself. For the choice and arrangement alone, is the Editor responsible; the Authoi speaks for himself.

L. C. T.

Pkukmiom. Jt. l

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