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William Blake (1757–1827). The Poetical Works. 1908.

On Art and Artists

[On the school of Rubens]

SWELLED limbs, with no outline that you can descry,

That stink in the nose of a stander-by;

But all the pulp-wash’d, painted, finish’d with labour,

Of an hundred journeymen’s—how-d’ye do neighbour?