But if you can fix some conception of a true human state of life to be striven for — life, good for all men, as for yourselves; if you can determine some honest and simple order of existence; following those trodden ways of wisdom, which are pleasantness, and seeking her quiet and withdrawn paths, which are peace;- then, and so sanctifying wealth into "common wealth," all your art, your literature, your daily labors, your domestic affection, and citizen's duty, will join and increase into one magnificent harmony. You will know then how to build, well enough; you will build with stone well, but with flesh better; temples not made with hands, but riveted of hearts; and that kind of marble, crimson-veined, is indeed eternal. — John Ruskin, "Traffic," 18.458)
- Ruskin As Interpreter of Society (chapter from the Oxford Past masters Ruskin volume)
- Ruskin and the defenders of manufacturing culture
- Is Ruskin a Socialist?
- Vice and Virtue
- Political Economy or Religion?
- Ruskin's Moral Theory of Wealth
- The Inseparability of Art, Religion, and Society in Ruskin's "Traffic"
- Ruskin Getting at the Goddess of "Getting-on"
- Ruskin, Victorian Art , and the Rise of a Middle-Class Audience
- Ruskin's sympathetic description of Women Iron Workers
- Association of Marriage and Mortality (chapter from Sawyer's Ruskin's Poetic Argument
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