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Maclise, Daniel, R.A. (1806-70), a distinguished painter, was born at Cork. His drawing attracted attention at school, and in 1820 he gave up a situation and took to art. In 1825 he made a successful drawing of Sir Walter Scott, He then opened a studio, and eventually became a student of the Royal Academy in 1829. In 1833 he became famous by his All Hallow Eve. He was elected associate (1836) and member (1840) of the Royal Academy. He painted the frescoes in the Royal Gallery of the House of Lords.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial