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-1664645
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notice, 
of 
there is one 
a peculiar nature, 
which 
should 
not 
be 
omitted. 
During 
winter, 
at 
Philadelphia, skating was one of the favourite 
amusements of the youth of that city, and 
many of them excelled in that elegant exercise. 
Mr. West, when a boy, had, along with his com- 
panions, acquired. considerable facility in the art; 
and having become exceedingly fond of it, 
made himself, as he grew up to manhood, one 
of the most accomplished skaters in 
Some of the officers at that time 
there, also practised the amusement; and, among 
others, Colonel Howe, who afterwards succeeded 
to the title of his elder brother, and Who, under 
the name of General Howe, 
is so Well known in 
the 
disastrous 
transactions 
of 
the 
subsequent 
civil war, which ended in establishing the in- 
dependence of the United States. In the 
course of the winter preceding Mr. West's de- 
parture for Italy, they had become acquainted 
on the ice. 
In Italy Mr. West had no opportunity of 
skating; but when he reached Lombardy, where 
he saw so much beautiful frozen water," he
        

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