Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London
Person:
Galt, John
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662038
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1663511
lated 
to 
lighten 
and 
elevate 
the 
spirits ; 
but 
the 
general silence and nakedness of the scene touched 
the feelings with solemnity approaching to awe. 
Filled with the idea of the metropolitan city, the 
Artist hastened forward till he reached an ele- 
vated 
Part 
of 
the high road, 
him 
afforded 
which 
a view of a spacious champaign 
bounded 
country, 
hills, 
by 
in the midst of it the 
and 
sublime dome 
of 
St. Peter's. 
magnificence of 
The 
this view of 
the Campagna excited, in his imagination, an 
agitated train of reflections that partook more 
of the nature of feeling than of thought. He 
looked for a spot to rest on, that he might con- 
template at leisure a scene at once so noble and 
so interesting; and, near a pile of ruins Fringed 
and trellissed with ivy, he saw a stone that ap- 
peared to be pant of a column. On going towards 
it, he perceived that it was a mile-stone, and that 
hewas then only eight miles from the Capitol. 
In looking before him, where every object seemed 
by the transparency of the Italian atmosphere 
to be brought nearer than it was in reality, he 
could not but reflect on the contrast between the 
of 
to 
of that view and the scenery 
his thoughts naturally adverted 
circumstances 
America ; and
        

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