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-1663589
to the 
which 
Every 
developement 
tend to sjiile 
recreation of 
of genius, or of the events 
and overwhelm its powers. 
the stranger in Rome was 
an 
effort 
of 
the 
I1'1el'I1Orys 
of 
abstraction, 
and 
of 
fancy.-Society! 
in 
this 
elevated 
state of 
eI1j0Y' 
ment, 
surrounded by the greatest works of human 
creation, 
and 
placed 
amidst 
the 
monuments 
of 
the 
most 
illustrious of 
mankind, 
that of 
and 
the 
Quakers 
of 
Pennsylvania, 
employed 
in 
the 
chanical 
industry of 
felling timber, 
and amid 
the 
of rural and commercial (economy, were 
extremes of a long series of events, in 
sobriety 
like the 
which, 
though 
the 
former 
is 
the 
YIECGSSEIFY COD- 
Sequence 
of 
the 
latter, 
I10 
resemblance 
C311 
be 
traced 
in 
their 
respective 
characteristics. 
In 
was young, vigorous, and gr0wing,-- 
America all 
the spring of a nation, 
frugal, 
active, 
and simple. 
In 
Rome all 
old, 
VVBS 
infirm, 
and 
decaying,-the 
their glory, 
autumn of a people who had gathered 
and 
the 
were sinking into sleep under 
disgraceful 
excesses of the vintage. 
On 
the most inert mind, 
passing 
from 
the 
one continent to the other, 
the 
contrast 
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sufficient 
to 
excite 
great 
emotion ; 
such 
character 
HS 
that 
of 
West, 
who 
VVHS 
naturally 
disposed 
to 
the 
contemplation 
of
        

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