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An Inaugural Lecture, Delivered at the Kensington Museum, January, 1858.
As I passed, last summer, for the first time, through the north of Scotland, it
seemed to me that there was a peculiar painfulness in its scenery, caused
by the non-manifestation of the powers of human art. I had never travelled
in, nor even heard or conceived of such a country before; nor, though I had
passed much of my life amidst mountain scenery in the south, was I before

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aware how much of its charm depended on the little gracefulnesses and
tendernesses of human work, which are mingled with the beauty of the
Alps, or spared by their desolation. It is true that the art which carves and
colours the front of a Swiss cottage is not of any very exalted kind; yet it
testifies to the completeness and the delicacy of the faculties of the
mountaineer; it is true that the remnants of tower and battlement, which
afford footing to the wild vine on the Alpine promontory, form but a small
part of the great serration of its rocks; and yet it is just that fragment of
their broken outline which gives them their pathetic power, and historical
majesty. And this element among the wilds of our own country I found
wholly wanting. The Highland cottage is literally a heap of gray stones,
choked up, rather than roofed over, with black peat and withered heather;
the only approach to an effort at decoration consists in the placing of the
clods of protective peat obliquely on its roof, so as to give a diagonal
arrangement of lines, looking somewhat as if the surface had been scored
over by a gigantic claymore.
And, at least among the northern hills of Scotland, elements of more
ancient architectural interest are equally absent. The solitary peel- house is
hardly discernible by the windings of the stream; the roofless aisle of the
priory is lost among the enclosures of the village; and the capital city of the
Highlands, Inverness, placed where it might ennoble one of the sweetest
landscapes, and by the shore of one of the loveliest estuaries in the
world;—placed between the crests of the Grampians and the flowing of the
Moray Firth, as if it were a jewel clasping the folds of the mountains to the
blue zone of the sea,—is only distinguishable from a distance by one
architectural feature, and exalts all the surrounding landscape by no other
associations than those which can be connected with its modern castellated
While these conditions of Scottish scenery affected me very painfully, it
being the first time in my life that I had been in any country possessing no
valuable monuments or examples of art, they also forced me into the
consideration of one or two difficult questions respecting the effect of art
on the human mind; and they forced these questions upon me eminently
for this reason, that while I was wandering disconsolately among the
moors of the Grampians, where there was no art to be found, news of
peculiar interest was every day arriving from a country where there was a
great deal of art, and art of a delicate kind, to be found. Among the models
set before

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