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To Mr. WORSDALE: Occasion'd by seeing CELIA's Picture unfinish'd.

Writ extempore at Kensington.

1 YET, WORSDALE, yet, thou must exert thy Art,
2 To paint the matchless Virtues of her Heart:
3 'Tis not enough, that Wit and Beauty join;
4 But, in her Face, let Sense and Judgment shine;
5 Let godlike Bounty crown her gen'rous Soul,
6 And solid Wisdom dignify the Whole:
7 So, in thy Piece, shall each Beholder see
8 A finish'd CELIA Her, a KNELLER Thee.

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Title (in Source Edition): To Mr. WORSDALE: Occasion'd by seeing CELIA's Picture unfinish'd. Writ extempore at Kensington.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: art; painting
Genres: heroic couplet; occasional poem

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Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, p. 165. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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