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John Ruskin
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The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings (1964 edition), University of Virginia Press - ISBN: 9780813917894
John Ruskin
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The Crown of Wild Olive: Three Lectures on Work, Traffic and War (1866 edition)


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Born: February 8, 1819

Died: January 20, 1900 (aged 80)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer, draughtsman, watercolourist, philanthropist

Bio: John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied.

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Thou third great Canning, stand among our best And noblest, now thy long day's work hath ceased, Here silent in our minster of the West Who wert the voice of England in the East.

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