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REV. CHARLES BULLOCK - 1871
...applicable to his time, and then, not only wholesome and admissible, but greatly needed. Lamb says : " His graphic representations are indeed books; they...Other pictures we look at, — his prints we read." In illustration of this remark we would instance the marriage scene in " The Rake's Progress" series,...