Sir Martin Archer Shee Quotes

Give me the critic bred in Nature's school, Who neither talks by rote, nor thinks by rule; Who feeling's honest dictates still obeys, And dares, without a precedent, to praise.
Martin Archer, Sir Shee (1769-1850), Irish portrait painter, president of Royal Academy. Rhymes on Art, or the Remonstrance of a Painter, pt. 2 (1805).