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Genealogy[ edit ] Ruskin was the only child of first cousins.
John James was born and brought up in EdinburghScotland, to a mother from Glenluce and a father originally from Hertfordshire. To save the family from bankruptcy, John James, whose prudence and success were in stark contrast to his father, took on all debts, settling the last of them in John James Ruskin helped to develop his son's Romanticism.
They shared a passion for the works of ByronShakespeare and especially Walter Scott. They visited Scott's home, Abbotsfordinbut Ruskin was disappointed by its appearance.
Its language, imagery and stories had a profound and lasting effect on his writing. Ruskin's childhood was spent from at 28 Herne Hill demolished c. Travel helped establish his taste and augmented his education. His father visited business clients in Britain's country houses, exposing him to English landscapes, architecture and paintings.
Tours took them to the Lake District his first long poem, Iteriad, was an account of his tour  and to relations in PerthScotland. As early asthe family visited France and Belgium.
Their continental tours became increasingly ambitious in scope, so that in they visited StrasbourgSchaffhausenMilan, Genoa and Turinplaces to which Ruskin frequently returned.
He developed his lifelong love of the Alpsand in he first visited Venice that 'Paradise of cities' that formed both the symbolism and subject of much of his later work. He composed elegant if largely conventional poetry, some of which was published in Friendship's Offering.
He was profoundly affected by a copy of Samuel Rogers 's poem, Italywhich was given to him as a 13th birthday present. In particular, he admired deeply the accompanying illustrations by J. Turnerand much of his art in the s was in imitation of Turner, and Samuel Prout whose Sketches Made in Flanders and Germany he also admired.
First publications of Ruskin[ edit ] Ruskin's journeys also provided inspiration for writing. Derwentwater" and published in the Spiritual Times August They show early signs of his skill as a close "scientific" observer of nature, especially its geology. Ruskin was generally uninspired by Oxford and suffered bouts of illness.
Perhaps the keenest advantage of his time in residence was found in the few, close friendships he made. His biggest success came in when at the third attempt he won the prestigious Newdigate Prize for poetry Arthur Hugh Clough came second. But Ruskin never achieved independence at Oxford.
His mother lodged on High Street and his father joined them at weekends. In the midst of exam revision, in Aprilhe coughed blood, raising fears of consumption, and leading to a long break from Oxford. The twelve-year-old Effie had asked him to write a fairy story.AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY by Daniel J.
Sullivan is intended for the general reader as well as for the student. Its primary purpose is to present the elements of philosophy with simplicity and clarity in order to arouse that sense of wonder which Aristotle says is the beginning of the love of wisdom.
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