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" The second reason is, that imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life. It is the sign of life in a mortal body, that is to say, of a state of progress and change. Nothing that lives is, or can be, rigidly perfect ; part of it is... "
The Eclectic Review - Seite 471
1853
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The Religion of Ruskin: The Life and Works of John Ruskin; a Biographical ...

John Ruskin, William Burgess - 1907 - 449 Seiten
...demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art. XXV. Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....foxglove blossom, — a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom, — is a type of the life of this world. And in all things that live...
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The Religion of Ruskin: The Life and Works of John Ruskin, a Biographical ...

William Burgess - 1907 - 449 Seiten
...the demand for perfection w always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art. XXV. Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....part of it is decaying, part nascent. The foxglove a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full t> 1 oom,—is a type of the life of this...
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Selections from the Works of John Ruskin

John Ruskin - 1908 - 328 Seiten
...work none but what is bad can be perfect, in its own bad way.1 The second reason is, that imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....foxglove blossom, — a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom, — is a type of the life of this world. And in all things that live...
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Selections from the Works of John Ruskin

John Ruskin - 1908 - 328 Seiten
...work none but what is bad can be perfect, in its own bad way.1 The second reason is, that imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....foxglove blossom, — a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom, — is a type of the life of this world. And in all thingsthat live...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 Seiten
...dragging time along by force, and not he us. — Landor. IMPERFECTION.-(8ee "FAULTS.") Imperfection Edwa — Nothing that lives is, or can be rigidly perfect. — The fox-glove blossom, a third part bud ;...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 Seiten
...dragging time along by force, and not he us.— Länder. IMPERFECTION.— (See "FAULTS.") Imperfection — Nothing that lives is, or can be rigidly perfect. — The fox-glove blossom, a third part bud ;...
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Selections and Essays

John Ruskin - 1918 - 423 Seiten
...work none but what is bad can be perfect, in its own bad way.* The second reason is, that imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....foxglove blossom, — a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom, — is a type of the life of this world. And in all things that live...
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Model English ...

Francis Patrick Donnelly - 1919
...honorable. Useless and unworthy. Pleasant and invigorating. Hard and unprofitable. 4. Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....foxglove blossom, — a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom, — is a type of the life of this world. And in all things that live...
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The Victorian Temper: A Study in Literary Culture

Jerome Hamilton Buckley - 1981 - 282 Seiten
..."reached his point of failure," and imperfection was "in some sort essential to all we know of life, . . . the sign of life in a mortal body, that is to say, of a state of progress and change." 5 But progress and change were, as Ruskin and most Victorians realized, not necessarily synonymous...
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The Arnoldian, Bände 7-9

1979
...at nature to learn that imperfection (savageness) is both inevitable and desirable: [I]mperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....foxglove blossom, — a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom,— is a type of the life of this world. . . . All things are literally...
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