A RUSKIN PILGRIMAGE. 143
gathering ground, but Nature appeared to be elusive, and the water courses ran other ways. Mr. Ruskin's aid was effectual, and the ancient hamlet has now its own abundant supply. Lower down the road, and past the hostelry of the "Shepherd Dog"—a true South Down sign—is the storage house of Fulking Waterworks. On the tablet of this we read :—
" He sendeth Springs into the valleys which run among the hills, oh that men would
Praise the Lord for his goodness."
The exact source of the first inscription will be seen in Psalm, cxxviii., 7 and 16 ; and of the second in Psalm civ., 10, and cvii., 8, 15, 21, 31.
Those who honour Ruskin as a great teacher of truth and righteousness, will find something appropriate in this memorial of him in the solitary street of the little hamlet, whose feudal lord once upon a time was Harold, the last of the Saxon kings.