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Calvin—The organ question one of expediency–The assist-

ance of the organ-Its abuse-Opinions of Horne and Baxter

-Praise the highest act of worship

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SECTION VII.

THE BEAUTIFUL IN ART.--CONCLUSION.

Law pervades nature and art-Function of art to elevate-Of

thought and execution-Differences of appreciation-Positive

Basis-—The greatest artists men of action—The moral element

in art–True excellence judged of by the few-Of ignorant and

ill-natured criticism --An approved method–The upright

reviewer

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Taste fostered by education-Refined judgment Internal aspect

of home--Pictures, casts, flowers, &c. - Natural craving for

beauty-Intercourse with the labouring classes beneficial-

Vulgar ideas regarding money and taste-Diffusion of taste-

Its positive basis

160

Exhibitions—Anticipation of the Crystal Palace by Chaucer, The

Sydenham courts—Conventionality and license-Pythagorean

statement-Nature mathematical-Art conforms to harmonic

ratios—Vital art indigenous-Description of Sydenham by an

Arabian poet of the thirteenth century-Means of prosecuting

art-studies requisite for all classes - Education otherwise

ancomplete-Acquaintance with great works -- Museums-

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Inward and outward beauty alike subject to law-Seeming per-

turbations only adjustments-One vast system of comparative

anatomy throughout the physical and moral universe-Two

modes of viewing nature—The highest point of view—The

divine source of beauty-Christ the revealer-Christianity

the most compendious system of ethics-Recapitulation 281

Conclusion.

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