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-1663559
tration 
to 
the 
vices, 
OF 
could 
Withdraw 
his 
thoughts 
from 
the 
penury 
and 
suffering 
which 
such 
an 
administration 
necessarily 
entailed 
O11 
the 
People, 
he 
had 
opportunities 
of 
GCCCSS 
at 
Rome 
to 
the 
most 
various 
and 
delightful 
exer- 
cises of the faculties of memory, 
taste, 
and judg- 
ment, 
in 
the 
cOmpan) 
of 
persons 
distinguished 
for 
their 
knowledge 
and 
gEI'lll1S. 
with 
all 
the 
social 
intercourse 
for 
which 
Paris 
W215 
cele- 
brated in the reign of Louis XV. the local objects 
at Home gave a higher and richer tone to conver- 
sation there; even the living vices were there less 
offensive 
than at Paris, 
the rumours of 
them 
ing almost lost in the remembrance of departed 
virtue, constantly kept awake by the sight of its 
monuments and vouchers. 
Tyranny in Home was 
ITIOYC 
exercised 
intellectually 
than 
in 
the French 
Capital. 
Injustice 
and 
oppression 
were 
used 
persuasion ; 
more in the form of 
though the 
and 
Crosief was 
not less pernicious 
than 
the 
bayonet, 
it inHicted a less irritating 
injury- 
The virtuous 
endured with 
patience the wrongs that their mis- 
guided judgment 
led 
them 
to 
believe were 
salu- 
tafy to their eternal welfare. But it ought "to be 
observed, that the immorality of the Romans was
        

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