So all that great foul city of London there, – rattling, growling, smoking, stinking, – a ghastly heap of fermenting brickwork pouring out poison at every pore . . . you fancy it is a city of work? Not a street of it! It is a great city of play; very nasty play and very hard play, but still play.
John Ruskin (1819-1900)
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Ruskin did a lot of good work to highlight the condition of the poor people of England. I can see why he said what he did.
Best wishes, Pete.
I don’t know much about Ruskin, I should do. And yes I think you’re right about yesterday’s tweet and its confectionery connotation.
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