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Now on the canvass be display'd
Before them paint the bright abodes
Of Virtue and her kindred Gods: 28o
Your hand an harder task must try,
With martial grace and hoary hair
Paint on his cheek health’s crimson glow, Let whiteness clad his youthful brow, And give him ev’ry charm beside Expected by a blooming Bride!
But if your pencil should refuse The arduous task; my forward Muse_34, An easy subjećt will propose. Time, Sir, and you have long been foes: For once, then, take the lead of Time, And wrinkle Tod in her prime. For since you cannot bring his years Back to the strength and youth of hers, Your hand to fitness must accord, And make her aged as her Lord. The wrinkles on her face display, And turn her floating tresses grey. 326 And give her such a form and dress As she at fifty will possess; Such as your pencil would have given To FERRA Rs, now a Saint in Heaven. In nuptial ties this truth I hold: – Both should be roung, or both be Old!
Again I urge the pencil’s power:
And in a turret place the bell
Thus, thus, my Friend, exert your art, And please the eye, and mend the heart L-34.2 Uncrimson A ** R's gawdy face, But leave her all her share of Grace. To M* LB " " give her Father's spirit, And D # * R all her Mother's merit. Make C** N sober, P* refin'd, And B “* gen’rous, brave and kind. Let them their better Natures see, And paint them what they ought to be.
Gives, to a dragon's form, the wound
Then be yourself! nor blend your fame With Artists of inferior name. Do not your moral works expose At Royal-Academic shows; — 3% But thus hold forth, to mend the Town, An exhibition all your own 1
HON. MISS 1/ORKE,
[Afterwards Lady Anson.]
on her copying clovio's poRTRAIt of DANTE.
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FAIR Artists well thy pencil has essay’d
Pićture and Poetry just kindred claim, o/or o Their birth, their genius, and pursuits the same; Daughters of Phoebus and Minerva, they do 2 From the same sources draw the heavenly ray. Zo / Whatever earth, or air, or ocean breeds, Whatever luxury or weakness needs; All forms of beauty Nature’s scenes disclose, All images inventive arts compose; cr