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-1664070
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of 
effects 
this 
which he 
moral paralysis to 
WZIS 
witness 
Ol'l 
his 
arrival 
in 
Rome; 
Hlled 
him 
for 
some time with indescribable 
and all his 
"anxiety, 
veneration 
for 
the 
Roman 
majesty 
W35 
lost 
in 
the offences whinh mankind may 
commit on one andther. But at 
reiiectionsv on 
be brought, to 
Genoa, 
Leghofn, 
and 
Venice, 
the 
Italians 
WQTE 
seen 
to 
disadvantage. 
less 
Commerce, 
by' diffus- 
ing opulence, 
and 
interweaving the interests of all 
classes, preserved in those cities, some community 
of feeling, which was manifested in an interchange 
of respect and consideration between thethigher" 
and the lower orders; and Lucca he thought 
afforded a perfect exception to the general dege- 
IIEPHCY 
of 
the 
country. 
The 
inhabitants 
of 
that 
little 
'repu blic 
presented 
the 
finest 
view 
of 
human nature that he had ever witnessed. 
With 
the 
manliness 
QT 
the 
British 
character 
they 
peared to blend thdsuavity of the Italian manners; 
and 
their 
private morals were 
not inferior 
to 
the 
celebrity 
of 
Vtheir 
public 
vi rtues. 
S0 
true 
it 
that man, under the police and vigilance of despo- 
tism, becomes more and more vicious; while; in 
proportion Ato 
is Qthe vigour 
the extension 
of his" private 
of his 
 virtue. 
freedom, 
 When
        

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