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Sesame and Lilies
by Ruskin, John; Marsh, Jan; Koven, Seth; Nord, Deborah Epstein; Helsinger, Elizabeth

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Excerpt: ...the bays and blue inlets, which, among the Greeks, would have been always loved, always fateful in influence on the national mind. That Snowdon is your Parnassus; but where are its Muses? That Holyhead mountain is your Island of AEgina; but where is its Temple to Minerva? Shall I read you what the Christian Minerva had achieved under the shadow of our Parnassus up to the year 1848?-Here is a little account of a Welsh school, from page 261 of the Report on Wales, published by the Committee of Council on Education. This is a school close to a town containing 5,000 persons: - "I then called up a larger class, most of whom had recently come to the school. Three girls repeatedly declared they had never heard of Christ, and two that they had never heard of God. Two out of six thought Christ was on earth now" (they might have had a worse thought perhaps), "three knew nothing about the Crucifixion. Four out of seven did not know the names of the months nor the number of days in a year. They had no notion of addition beyond two and two, or three and three; their minds were perfect blanks." Oh, ye women of England! from the Princess of that Wales to the simplest of you, do not think your own children can be brought into their true fold of rest, while these are scattered on the hills, as sheep having no shepherd. And do not think your daughters can be trained to the truth of their own human beauty, while the pleasant places, which God made at once for their schoolroom and their playground, lie desolate and defiled. You cannot baptize them rightly in those inch-deep fonts of yours, unless you baptize them also in the sweet waters which the great Lawgiver strikes forth for ever from the rocks of your native land-waters which a Pagan would have worshipped in their purity, and you worship only with pollution. You cannot lead your children faithfully to those narrow axe-hewn church altars of yours, while the dark azure altars in heaven-the mountains that...

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Sesame and LiliesSesame and Lilies (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Price: $8.48
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Description: No dj, some wear, still nice! -may have remainder mark or previous owner's name Standard-sized.
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Sesame and LiliesSesame and Lilies (Full-Leather)
Pub. Date: 1909
Publisher: Thomas Y Crowell Company
Price: $18.75
Seller: Mistymorninbooks, Shell Lake, WI, USA
Description: 0300092598.
Condition: Fair with no dust jacket
Notes: 10 oz.; 184 pages; Cover removed Vintage leather with gold lettering some edge wear gift inscription dated 1909. Decorative book. Includes Of Kings Tresuries, Of Queens Gardens and Of the Mystery of Life. Revised and Enlarged Edition.
 
 
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Excerpt: ...the bays and blue inlets, which, among the Greeks, would have been always loved, always fateful in influence on the national mind. That Snowdon is your Parnassus; but where are its Muses? That Holyhead mountain is your Island of AEgina; but where is its Temple to Minerva? Shall I read you what the Christian Minerva had achieved under the shadow of our Parnassus up to the year 1848?-Here is a little account of a Welsh school, from page 261 of the Report on Wales, published by the Committee of Council on Education. This is a school close to a town containing 5,000 persons: - "I then called up a larger class, most of whom had recently come to the school. Three girls repeatedly declared they had never heard of Christ, and two that they had never heard of God. Two out of six thought Christ was on earth now" (they might have had a worse thought perhaps), "three knew nothing about the Crucifixion. Four out of seven did not know the names of the months nor the number of days in a year. They had no notion of addition beyond two and two, or three and three; their minds were perfect blanks." Oh, ye women of England! from the Princess of that Wales to the simplest of you, do not think your own children can be brought into their true fold of rest, while these are scattered on the hills, as sheep having no shepherd. And do not think your daughters can be trained to the truth of their own human beauty, while the pleasant places, which God made at once for their schoolroom and their playground, lie desolate and defiled. You cannot baptize them rightly in those inch-deep fonts of yours, unless you baptize them also in the sweet waters which the great Lawgiver strikes forth for ever from the rocks of your native land-waters which a Pagan would have worshipped in their purity, and you worship only with pollution. You cannot lead your children faithfully to those narrow axe-hewn church altars of yours, while the dark azure altars in heaven-the mountains that...

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  • PID: 14893389475
  • ISBN-13: 9780300092592
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
    Condition: Like New
    Notes: 2002. Hardcover. Fine. No Dust Jacket.