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

On Art and Artists

To English Connoisseurs

YOU must agree that Rubens was a fool,

And yet you make him master of your School,

And give more money for his slobberings

Than you will give for Raphael’s finest things.

I understood Christ was a carpenter

And not a brewer’s servant, my good Sir.