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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
On Art and Artists
I, Rubens, am a statesman and a saint
 
XXIV
I, RUBENS, 1 am a statesman and a saint.
Deceptions [both]—and so I’ll learn to paint.
 
Note 1. XXIV
Rubens had been a statesman or a saint;
He mixed them both—and so he learn’d to paint.
MS. 1st rdg. del.
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