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-1664134
154' 
to ourselves that we ought to ascribe the disgraces 
of the late War. You had a man at the head of your 
government (alluding to the first Lord Chat- 
and 
your 
cou nsellors 
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men. 
But 
it 
is 
the curse of France that she is ruled by one, who 
is, in fact, but the agent and organ of valets and 
strumpets. The Court of France is no longer the 
focus of the great men of the country, but a 
band of profligates that have driven away the 
great. This state of things, however, cannot last 
long, 
the 
reign of 
must draw to 
the Pom padours 
an end, and Frenchmen will one day take a ter- 
rible revenge for the insults which they suffer 
inbeing regarded only as the materials of those 
who pander to the prodigality of the Court." 
This singular address, made in the year 1763, 
requires no comment; but it is a curious histo- 
rical instance of 
the 
commencement 
H10- 
that 
of 
ral ire-action to oppression which subsequently 
has so fully realized the prediction of the magis- 
trate, and which, in its violence, has done so 
much mischief, and occasioned so many misfor- 
tunes _to Europe. 
        

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