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-1663657
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to a savage. 
compared 
M r. Robin son 
mentioned 
to 
West 
their 
chagrin, 
and 
asked 
him 
to 
 Ve 
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THOTG 
distinct 
explanation, 
bY 
informing 
him 
what 
sort 
of 
Pe0ple 
the 
Mohawk 
Indians 
Were. 
He 
described 
to 
him 
their 
education ; 
their 
dexterity 
with 
the 
bow 
and 
arrow ; 
the 
and how much 
admirable elasticity of their limbs; 
their active life expands the chest, while the quick 
breathing of 
their 
in 
speed 
the chace, 
dilates the 
nostrils with that apparent consciousness of vigour 
which 
is 
S0 
nobly depicted 
in 
the 
Apollo. 
CI 
have 
S6811 
them 
often," 
added 
standing 
CC 
in 
that 
veI'Y 
attitude, 
and 
pursuing, 
with 
an 
intense 
eye, 
the 
arrow which 
had just 
they 
dis- 
charged 
from 
bow 11 
the 
This descriptive expla- 
did not lose by Mr. Robinson's translation. 
nation 
The 
were 
Italians 
delighted, 
and 
allowed 
that 
better 
criticism 
had 
rarely 
been 
pronounced 
OH 
the 
merits of 
the statue. 
The view of 
the other 
great works 
did 
not 
awaken 
the 
same vivid 
feel- 
ings. 
Those 
of 
Raphael, 
in 
the 
Vatican, 
did 
not 
at 
first 
particularly 
interest him ; 
it 
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until 
he 
had 
often 
visited 
them 
alone, 
and 
stu- 
died 
them 
himself, 
bY 
that 
he 
could 
appreciate 
the 
fulness 
of 
their 
excellence. 
His 
First 
view
        

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