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-1663734
114 
Rome, Mr.Gavin Hamilton, the painter, to whom 
he 
had 
been 
introduced 
by Mr. 
Robinson, 
took 
the usual 
him to a coffee-house, 
resort of the Bri- 
tish 
travellers. 
While 
1;heY 
were 
sitting 
at 
CD8 
of 
the tables, 
old man, 
a venerable 
a guitar 
with 
suspended 
from 
his 
shoulder, 
entered 
the 
room, 
and coming immediately to 
their 
table, 
milton addressed 
him 
name 
by the 
of 
He was 
the 
most 
celebrated I m provisatore 
in 
all 
Italy, 
the richness of 
and 
expression,- 
noble- 
and 
HESS 
of 
conception 
which 
he 
displayed 
in 
hie 
effusions, had obtained for him 
that distinguished 
name. 
who 
Those 
OH CB 
heard 
his poetry, 
IICVCT 
lament 
ceased to 
lost in 
that it was 
the same 
ment, 
affirming, 
that 
often 
it 
regular and 
SO 
W HS 
dignified, 
215 
to 
equal 
the 
finest 
compositions of 
Tasso and 
Ariosto.- 
afford 
-It will, perhaps, 
SOIIIB 
gratification 
to 
_the 
admirers 
of 
native 
genius 
to 
learn, 
that 
this 
old 
mam 
led 
though 
by the tine 
frenzy of his imagination to prefer a wild and wan- 
dering life to the offer of 
a settled 
independence,. 
which 
had 
been 
often 
made to him in his youth, 
enjoyed 
in 
his 
old age, 
by the liberality of seve- 
ral Englishmen, who had raised a subscriptiqn for 
the 
purpose, 
3 
small 
pension, 
suflicient 
to 
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