Saturday, August 25, 2012
Loveliness at Last
John Ruskin (1819-1900), Modern Painters
, Part VI (Of Leaf Beauty
), Chapter IX (The Two Boyhoods
), § 16:
Loveliness at last. It is here then, among these deserted vales! Not among men. Those pale, poverty-struck, or cruel faces;—that multitudinous, marred humanity—are not the only things that God has made. Here is something He has made which no one has marred. Pride of purple rocks, and river pools of blue, and tender wilderness of glittering trees, and misty lights of evening on immeasurable hills.