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Schalken the Painter.

Schalken the Painter.

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            “For he is not a man as I am that we should come together; neither is there any that might lay his hand upon us both. Let him, therefore, take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me.”

STRANGE EVENT IN THE LIFE OF SCHALKEN THE PAINTER. BEING A SEVENTH EXTRACT FROM THE LEGACY OF THE LATE FRANCIS PURCELL, P.P. OF DRUMCOOLAGH.

STRANGE EVENT IN THE LIFE OF SCHALKEN THE PAINTER. BEING A SEVENTH EXTRACT FROM THE LEGACY OF THE LATE FRANCIS PURCELL, P.P. OF DRUMCOOLAGH.

Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter

September, 2019

Two Rossetti Sonnets Commemorating a Momentous Occasion

A Sonnet is a moment's monument,—

Memorial from the soul's eternity

To one dead deathless hour. Look that it be,

Whether for lustral rite or dire portent,

Of its own intricate fulness reverent:

Carve it in ivory or in ebony,

As Day or Night prevail; and let Time see

Its flowering crest impearled and orient.

A Sonnet is a coin: its face reveals

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