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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
October 26
On William Hogarth—In Chiswick Churchyard
          William Hogarth, the great English artist, engraver, and cartoonist, died on Oct. 26, 1764.

FAREWELL, great painter of mankind,
  Who reached the noblest point of art:
Whose pictured morals charm the mind,
  And through the eye correct the heart!
If genius fire thee, reader stay;        5
  If nature touch thee, drop a tear;
If neither move thee, turn away,
  For Hogarth’s honoured dust lies here.

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