A Poem from 1762

—The diſtinguish’d part of Men
With Compaſs, Pencil, sword, or Pen,
Shou’d in Life’s viſit leave their Name
In Characters, which may proclaim,
That they with Ardour ſtrove to raiſe
At once their Art’s and Country’s Praiſe.

—from Anecdotes of Painting in England by Mr. Horace Walpole

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