An artist in a studio,
    Who had a medal won,
Was painting on "A laughing Boy,"
    Which work was all but done:

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The ball of lead this picture smote,
    As through the room it ranged,
And through the canvas bore its way,
    And the expression changed!





Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 5.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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