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About him were a press of gaping faces, (1409)

Which seem'd to swallow up his sound advice; (1410)

All jointly listening, but with several graces, (1411)

As if some mermaid did their ears entice, (1412)

Some high, some low, the painter was so nice;
The scalps of many, almost hid behind, (1414)

To jump up higher seem'd, to mock the mind.

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