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-1664047
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Quaker. Mr. West was, in consequence, in- 
f0rrned that a visit from him would be acceptable 
at Court; and it was arranged that he should be 
introduced 
to 
His Highness 
by the 
chief 
Minis- 
ter. 
West thought that, 
in a matter of 
this 
kiud, he should regulate his behaviour by What he 
understood to be the practice in the court of Lon- 
don ; 
accordingly, to the astonishment of the 
ands 
whole of the courtiers, he kept his hat on during 
the audience. This, however, instead of offend- 
mg 
the 
Prince, 
W3.S 
observed with 
evident 
s u re, 
reception 
his 
and made 
more particular and 
distinguished ; 
for His Highness had heard of the 
peculiar 
simplicity 
of 
the 
Quakers, 
and 
of 
the 
singularly Christian 
William Penn. 
conduct 
and 
principles 
of 
From 
Parma 
he 
proceeded to Genoa, 
and 
thence to Turin. 
Considering this city as the last 
stage of his professional observations in Italy, his 
mind unconsciously took a retrospective view of 
the 
different 
objects 
he had seen, 
and the know- 
ledge which 
he 
had 
acquired 
since 
his 
departure 
from 
America. 
Although 
his 
art 
W35 
always 
uppermost in his thoughts, and although he could
        

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