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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Art Criticism
By 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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