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-1662668
World. He held up to their abhorrence the licen- 
tious manners and atheistical principles of the 
Court of France, 
where 
God 
W515 
disregarded or 
forgotten ; and, elevated by the importance of his 
subject, he described the Almighty as mustering 
his wrath to descend on the nation, and disperse it 
as chaffin a whirlwind. 
He called on them to look 
towards their home of England, 
and 
to 
S08 
with 
what eager devotion the inhabitants of that il- 
lustrious country worshiped the golden image of 
Commerce, and laid the tribute of all their 
thoughts on its altars; believing that with the 
power of the idol alone, they should be able to 
encounter all calamities. " The day and the hour 
are, however, 
when the image shall 
hastening on, 
be shaken from its pedestal by the tempest of 
Jehovalfs descending vengeance, its altars shall 
be overturned, and the worshipers terribly con- 
vinced that without the favour of theAlmightyGod 
man I 
there is no Wisdom in 
continued this 
impassioned orator, " from the woes and the crimes 
of Europe let us turn aside our eyes ; let us turn 
from the Worshipers of Commerce, clinging round 
their idols ofgoid and silver, and, amidst thewrath, 
the 
storm, 
and 
the 
thunder, 
endeavouring 
to
        

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