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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VII. Descriptive: Narrative.  1904.
 
Descriptive Poems: I. Personal: Miscellaneous
Art Criticism
Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
FIRST bring me Raffael, who alone hath seen
In all her purity heaven’s virgin queen,
Alone hath felt true beauty; bring me then
Titian, ennobler of the noblest men;
And next the sweet Correggio, nor chastise        5
His little Cupids for those wicked eyes.
I want not Rubens’s pink puffy bloom,
Nor Rembrandt’s glimmer in a dusty room.
With those, and Poussin’s nymph-frequented woods,
His templed heights and long-drawn solitudes,        10
I am content, yet fain would look abroad
On one warm sunset of Ausonian Claude.
 
 
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