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-1662716
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themselves, 
for indulging in the 
exercise of those 
blameless 
principles, 
which 
had 
been 
SO 
obnox- 
ious 
to 
the 
arrogant 
spirit 
of 
the 
Old 
Wvorld. 
The 
associates 
of 
the 
VVests 
and 
the 
Le 
ars 
0 
n 
s 
I 
considered the patriarchs of Pennsylvania as having 
been driven from England, because their endea- 
vours to regulate their conduct by the example of 
Jesus Christ, mortified the temporal pretensions 
of those who satisfied themselves with attempting 
to repeat his doctrines ; and they thought that the 
asylum in America was chosen, to facilitate the 
enjoyment of 
that 
affectionate 
intercourse which 
their tenets enjoined, free from the military pre- 
dilections and political jealousies of Europe. The 
effect of 
this opinion tended to produce a state of 
society 
IDOPG 
peaceful 
and 
Pleasing- 
than 
the 
World 
had 
before 
exhibited. 
When 
the 
American 
Poets 
shall 
in 
future 
times 
celebrate 
the 
golden 
age of 
their 
cou ntry, 
they will 
draw 
their 
descriptions 
from 
the 
authentic 
history of 
Pennsylvania 
in 
the 
reign 
of 
George 
the 
Second. 
From 
first emigration in 
the 
1681, 
the colony 
had continued to thrive with a 
rapidity unknown 
to the other European Settlements. 
It was 
blessed
        

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