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To all I've met here...
The best of the season to you and yours.
Abraham Cowley, To the Royal Society, 1667:
79 Who to the life an exact piece would make,
80 Must not from other's work a copy take;
81 No, not from Rubens or Vandyke;
82 Much less content himself to make it like
83 Th' ideas and the images which lie
84 In his own fancy, or his memory.
85 No, he before his sight must place
86 The natural and living face;
87 The real object must command
88 Each judgment of his eye, and motion of his hand.