Subject:Re: Help to read buffalo seal
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Feb 24, 2021
Thank you for the magnified picture.
Now everything is clear.
The first character is： 瀉 xiė flow swiflty,
hasten, flowing etc.
瀉筆海之波瀾 - Hasten brushes like billowing waves of the sea
I have found the source too.
全唐文 第二部 巻一百五十一
Complete Tang Texts Part No.2, Book 151
掖庭山賦應詔 The Lateral Court's answer to an Imperial Decree
... and Lin said elegantly "Hasten your brushes like billowing waves of the sea" ordering his ministers to work together in narrating elegently to please him ( In my rough trnaslation)
It was not an easy delivery.