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A man in a wig and dressing gown, sitting in poor lodgings, scratches his head while trying to draft a poem.  Detail from William Hogarth, 'The Distressed Poet', March 1736/7. Reproduced courtesy of and with thanks to the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery.

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