TÊTE D'UN DES CHEVAUX
DE WENIKE, 13 Wayılm
QUI ETOIENT SUR ni vydal
L'ARC TRIOMPHALE DES THUILLERIES,
Imprimé premièrement dans “ The Annals of the Fine Arts.”
PAR B. R. HAYDON, PEINTRE D'HISTOIRE.
Look when a painter would surpass the life,
In limning out a well proportion'd steed,
His art, with Nature's workmanship at strife,
As if the dead the living should exceed:
So did this horse excel a common one
In shape, in courage, colour, pace, and bone.
Round-hoofed, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long.
Broad-breast, full eyes, small head, and nostril wide,
High crest, short ears, straight legs, and passing strong,
Thin mane, thick tail, broad buttock, tender hide :
Look what a horse should have, he did not lack,
Save a proud rider on so proud a back.
- arrectisque fremit cervicibus alte
Virg. Æneid, XI.
IMPRIMÉ PAR W. BULMER ET CO, CLEVELAND-ROW,