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Meyer Robert K GS-9 99 CES/CECT wrote:
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> Dear Marcia & Marie,
>
> That's what I was thinking of, Aubrey Beardsley, not John Aubrey.  Funny how
> my brain works (or doesn't!).
>

        La beaute, "Beauty is difficult, Yeats" said Aubrey Beardsley
            when Yeats asked why he drew horrors
            or at least not Burne-Jones
            and Beardsley knew he was dying and had to
            make his hit quickly

        hence no more B-J in his product.

            So very difficult, Yeats, beauty is so difficult.
                        (Canto LXXX)

Carrol