A POEM: 58. Professors

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Title: Frontispiece to the ‘Liber Studiorum’ 
Engraved by: J.C. Easling, 1812 (etching)
Artist: Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851) after
Location: Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK
Medium: etching with mezzotint
Dimensions: 21.3×29.5

 

58. PROFESSORS

Professors (justice so decreed)

Unpaid must constant Lectures read;

On earth it often doth befall

They’re paid and never read at all.

 

REFERENCE:
Lindsay, J., editor, (1966), The Poems of J.M.W. Turner, The Sunset Ship, published by Scorpion press, p.124

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