|TWO STUDIES OF A TREE|
"To fill the thirst of the human heart for the beauty of God's working--to startle its lethargy with the deep and pure agitation of astonishment, are their higher missions."
"Some years ago, in conversation with an artist whose works, perhaps, alone, in the present day, unite perfection of drawing with resplendence of colour, the writer made some inquiry respecting the general means by which this latter quality was most easily to be attained. the reply was as concise as it was comprehensive--'Know what you have to do, and do it' "...
"We treat God with irreverence by banishing Him from our thoughts, not be referring to His will on slight occasions. His is not the finite authority or intelligence which cannot be troubled by small things. There is nothing so small but that we may honour God by asking His guidance of it, or insult Him by taking it into our own hands"...
|HOUSE WITH FRIENDLY SPIRITS|
--John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture
|A STREET--MY STREET, YOUR STREET!--WITH IDEAS PERCOLATING|