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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
On Art and Artists
Sir Joshua praisèd Rubens with a smile
 
XV
SIR JOSHUA praisèd Rubens with a smile,
By calling his the ornamental style;
And yet his praise of Flaxman was the smartest,
When he called him the ornamental artist.
But sure such ornaments we well may spare        5
As crooked limbs and lousy heads of hair. 1
 
Note 1. XV 6 Like a filthy infectious head of hair MS. 1st rdg. del. A crooked stick and a lousy head of hair MS. 2nd rdg. del. [back]
 
 
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