Portrait of Isaac Watts seated at a table. He wears a black robe with a white 'puritan' style collar and cuffs, and a white shoulder-length curly wig. One hand is visible resting on the table palm up with the index finger extended and marking a page of an open book. Isaac Watts was an English hymn writer, theologian and logician whose works are still in use today, furthermore his poem 'Against Idleness and Mischief' has been parodied in Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and quoted by Charles Dickens in 'David Copperfield'.
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