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-1662758
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faculties of 
the 
taste. 
The works 
of 
which 
the 
libraries 
then 
consisted, 
treated 
of 
useful 
and 
practical 
subjects. 
It 
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the 
p0liCY 
of 
the 
wiser and better ; 
mankind 
Quakers to make 
and 
they thought that, 
springs 
as the passions are the 
of 
all 
moral 
evil 
when 
in a state of 
excitement, 
whatever 
tends to awaken 
them 
is 
unfavourable 
to 
that placid tenour of 
wished 
mind which they 
to 
S68 
diffused 
"throughout 
the 
world. 
This 
notion is prudent, 
perhaps judicious ; 
but 
works 
of 
imagination 
m?1Y 
be 
rendered 
subservient 
t0 
the safne purpose. Every thing in Pennsylvania 
was thus unpropitiousA to the fine arts. There 
were 
HO 
cares 
in 
the 
bosoms 
of 
individuals 
to 
require 
pubHc 
diversions, 
HOT 
any 
emulation 
in 
the expenditure of 
wealth to encourage the orna- 
mental 
manufactures. 
In 
the 
whole 
Christian 
world no spot was apparently so unlikely to pro- 
duce a painter as Pennsylvania. It might, indeed, 
be 
supposed, 
according 
to 
El 
Popular 
opinion, 
that a youth, reared among the concentrating 
elements ofa new state, in the midst of bound- 
tremendous Waterfalls, and mountains 
less forests, 
" the lightest 
were inaccessible to 
Whose summits 
foot and wildestwing," 
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the 
most favourable
        

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