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Letter from John Flaxman to William Brockedon, dated 14 December 1824, thanking him for a clipping from a French newspaper in which Flaxman is praised.
in question is intended to recommend a cheap edition of outlines to Students in the Art which the Editor assures them is indispensibly requisite to forming their taste, it is also doubly recommended to the travelling English by its cheapness, & by the liberal praise bestowed on their countryman - when these considerations have their due weight it is likely enough that the remaining praise will not be sufficient to produce giddiness even in a very weak head - but at any rate without referring to the works of any particular person, we know that the sure road to excellence is to study Nature and Sentiment diligently & upon sound principles -
with great respect
your obliged servant