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COMPARAISON

ENTRE LA

TETE D’UN DES CHÈVAUX

DE VENISE,.

QUI ETOIENT SUR

L'ARC TRIOMPHALE DES THUILLERIES,

ET

QU'ON DIT ÊTRE DE LYSIPPE,

A
ET LA TETE DU

CHEVAL D'ELGIN DU PARTHENON.

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.

SHAKSPEARE.
arrectisque fremit cervicibus alte
Luxurians.

Virg. Æneid, xr.

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IMPRIMÉ PAR W. BULMER ET CO, CLEVELAND-ROW,

ST. JAMES's.
1818.

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