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For much imaginary work was there; (1423)

Conceit deceitful, so compact, so kind, (1424)

That for Achilles' image stood his spear, (1425)

Griped in an armed hand; himself, behind, (1426)

Was left unseen, save to the eye of mind:
A hand, a foot, a face, a leg, a head, (1428)

Stood for the whole to be imagined.

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