[Note 8, Chapter One, in print version]

During Ruskin's 1851-52 stay in Venice, he several times wrote to his parents at their London home, thanking them for copies for Melvill's sermons in The Pulpit or requesting additional ones be sent to him. See Ruskin's Letters from Venice, 1851-1852 , ed. John Lewis Bradley (New Haven, 1955), pp. 89, 92, 100. One of Amos Barton's few achievements as a preacher, we recall, is that he had a sermon printed in The Pulpit.

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