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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Sir Godfrey Kneller
 
        [A celebrated portrait-painter; born at Lübec, 1648; after studying with Rembrandt and in Italy, became court painter to Charles II. and other English sovereigns; died about 1723.]
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Dost thou think, man, I can make thy son a painter? No! only God Almighty makes painters!
          Declining to take his tailor’s son as his pupil.
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