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LANDSCAPE GEOLOGY

"The bodily eye
Amid my strongest workings, evermore
Was searching out the lines of difference
As they lie hid in all external forms,
Near or remote, minute or vast; an eye
Which, from a tree, a stone, a withered leaf,
To the broad ocean and the azure heavens
Spangled with kindred multitudes of stars
Could find no surface where its power might sleep

Add that whate'er of Terror or of Love

Or Beauty, Nature's daily face put on

From transitory passion, unto this

I was as sensitive as waters are

To the sky's influence, . . . obedient as a lute

That waits upon the touches of the wind."

Wordsworth.

"How entirely our judgment of some kinds of art depends on knowledge, not on feeling !"—Ruskin.

"A landscape-painter, said Goethe, should possess various sorts of knowledge. It is not enough for him to understand perspective, and the anatomy of men and animals; he must also have some insight into mineralogy, that he may know how to express properly the character of the different sorts of mountains. It is not, indeed, necessary that he should be an accomplished mineralogist."—Eckerman.

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A PLEA FOR THE STUDY OF GEOLOGY
B Y LANDSCAPE - PAINTERS

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