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-1663520
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of civilization. 
the progress 
The sun seemed, 
to 
his 
fancy, 
the 
image 
of 
truth 
and 
knowledge, 
arising 
in 
the East, 
continuing to illuminate and 
adorn 
the 
whole 
earth, 
and 
withdrawing 
from 
the eyes of 
the uncul- 
the old world to enlighten 
tivated 
regions 
of 
the new. 
thought of 
He 
that 
remote 
antiquity 
when 
the 
site 
of 
Home 
itself 
and passing 
Was covered with unexplored forests; 
story, 
with a rapid reminiscence over her eventful 
he 
W3.S 
touched 
with 
SOITOW 
at 
the 
solitude 
of 
decay with 
which 
she 
aPP6ared 
to 
be enviyoned, 
till 
he 
adverted 
to 
the 
condition 
of 
his 
native 
country, 
and was 
cheered 
thought 
by the 
of 
the 
greatness 
which 
CV61] 
the 
fate 
of 
Rome 
seemed 
to 
HSSUTE 
to 
America. 
For 
he 
reflected 
that, 
although the progress of knowledge appeared to 
intimate that there was some great cycle in human 
affairs, 
and 
that 
the 
procession 
of 
the 
arts 
and 
Sciences from 
the East to the West demonstrated 
their 
COURSE 
to 
neither 
stationary 
1101' 
retro- 
grade; he could not but rejoice, in contemplating 
the skeleton of the mighty capital before him, 
that they had improved as they advanced, and 
that the splendour which would precede their 
setting 
on 
the 
shores 
of 
EL] 
r 
0 
Pei 
would 
be 
the
        

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