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Liverpool's and Croker's verdicts on Horace Walpole are
too irresistibly delectable not to repeat.



From the Monamy & Walker conversation piece c 1730-33
About as authentic a Monamy painting as could be found.

A work of art is an otherwise useless artefact which I could not make myself.
A pile of bricks, an unmade bed, or an Alfred Wallis seascape are therefore not works of art.

.... by industrious valour climb
To ruin the great work of time
And cast the kingdom old
Into another mould

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Does this piece not drip with sarcasm ?
     

     

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