Cottages and Villas

  • Patrick Conner


1819 is a year notable, in retrospect, for its literary births. It marks the first appearance of George Eliot, Arthur Hugh Clough, Charles Kingsley, and — on 8 February, in Hunter Street, London — John Ruskin. Other celebrated fellow-infants of 1819 were Princess Victoria and Prince Albert; John Ruskin went up to Oxford in the year of Victoria’s accession to the throne.


National Character Natural Scenery Early Nineteenth Century Human Quality Country House 
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    Quoted in Helen L. Viljoen, Ruskin’s Scottish Heritage (1956), p. 92.Google Scholar
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    Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, The Englishness of English Art (1956), e.g. pp. 59–60.Google Scholar
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    See J. L. Petit, Remarks on Architectural Character (Oxford 1846), pp. 5ff;Google Scholar
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    G. Wightwick, The Palace of Architecture (1840), Preface and pp. 113, 126. 34.Essays (1790), e.g. pp. 269–334.Google Scholar

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