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On Celia's Picture, drawn by Sir Godfrey Kneller.

1 WITH such a sapient Eye, and heav'nly Mind,
2 MINERVA taught her Arts to human Kind;
3 With such attractive Charms, and graceful Air,
4 VENUS was judg'd the Queen of all the Fair:
5 Such Sense and Beauty to the Painter shone,
6 He drew Two Goddesses, to finish One.


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Title (in Source Edition): On Celia's Picture, drawn by Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: art; painting
Genres: heroic couplet; occasional poem

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Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756. Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, p. 176. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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