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ENGRAVED ON STEEL.
SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME. OVERBECK.
“SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME
BY JOSEPH L. CHESTER, ESQ.
ABOVE me hangs a Picture - one that Art And Genius have combined, with rare success, To make a master-piece. No common soul, In idle dreaming, fancied the design; But Inspiration, with her secret spell, Sat by the Artist's side, and on his hand Her finger press'd, that, when his pencil moved O'er the fair page, its lines were her's— not his: CHRIST with His crown of thorns and broken reed ! How rare a Face! The thoughtless passer stands Transfixed, as that meek, mournful eye meets his, And sees no longer Art's elaborate work, But CHRIST Himself, as on that mournful day He bore the scourge, and drank the mingled draught. How o'er my vision pass the varied scenes