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"The bodily eye
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."
"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.