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-1662727
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in the maxims 
UPOI1 
which 
it 
had 
been 
founded 
by 
Wiiliam 
Penn, 
and 
richly 
exhibited 
the 
fruits 
of 
their 
beneficent 
operation. 
At 
the 
of 
birth 
Benjamin 
VV est 
it 
l1 ad 
obtained 
great 
wealth, 
and 
population 
the 
WHS 
increasing much 
more vigorously than 
the 
-production 
ordinary 
of 
the 
human 
species 
in 
any 
other 
Part 
of 
the 
world, 
In 
the 
houses of 
the 
principal families, 
the patricians of 
the country, 
hospita- 
unlimited 
lity formed a part of 
their regular 
economy. 
It 
WHS 
the 
custom 
among 
those 
who 
resided 
I163? 
the 
highways, 
after 
supper 
and 
the 
last 
ligious 
exercise 
of 
the 
evening, 
to 
make a large 
tire in 
the 
hall, 
and 
to 
set 
out a table 
with 
fresh ments 
for 
such 
travellers 
might have oc- 
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casion 
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dudng 
the 
night ; 
when 
and 
the 
families 
assembled 
in 
the 
they seldom 
found 
that their tables 
been 
had 
unvisited. 
This 
was particularly the case at Springfield. 
Poverty 
land. 
the 
was never heard of in 
The 
disposition 
to common charity having no objects, was blended 
with the domestic affections, and rendered the 
ties of friendship and kindred stronger and dearer. 
Acts of liberality were frequently perforrned to 
an extent 
that 
would 
have 
beggared 
the 
muni-
        

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