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  1. ~ He recognized beauty as beauty at an early age; indeed, no one who knew him could believe he had ever been unaware of it. He said his first distinct memory was of a porphyry cobblestone in the gutter of the Via Tornabuoni in Florence of a colour so lovely that he thought of it continually, and begged his nurse to take him to see it on their daily walks.
    Excerpt from ‘The Sargent I Knew’ by (his second cousin) Mary Newbold Patterson Hale, originally published in The World Today, November 1927

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