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-1662880
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and 
treasuring 
in 
their 
minds 
I056 
anecdotes 
of 
the 
indications 
of 
the 
early 
symptoms 
of 
talent 
with 
which 
both 
works 
abound, 
they 
the prophetic injunction 
remembered 
of Edmund 
Peckover. 
The effect of the enthusiasm 
inspired 
bY 
Richardson 
Fresnoy may be 
and 
conceived 
from 
the 
following 
incident. 
Soon 
after 
the 
yOl1l]g 
Artist 
had 
returned 
to 
Springfield, 
one 
of 
his 
school fellows, 
Saturday's 
half 
holiday, 
gaged 
him 
to 
g'lVE3 
to ride 
up a party at trap-ball 
with him 
to one of the neighbouring plantations. 
At 
the 
time 
appointed 
the 
boy came, 
with"-the 
horse 
saddled. 
West 
enquired 
how 
he 
W35 
to 
ride ; 
but Benjamin, 
" Behind me," said the boy ; 
of the dignity of 
full 
the 
profession 
to which 
he 
felt 
himself 
destined, 
answered, 
that 
he 
UGVQP 
would 
ride 
behind 
any 
C6 
very 
well 
-natured boy, 
the good- 
said 
the saddle, and I will 
you .19 
get up behind 
Thus 
mounted, 
th BY 
proceeded 
OD 
their 
excursion ; 
and 
the 
began 
to 
inform 
his 
companion 
that 
his 
father 
intended 
to 
send 
him 
to 
be 
an 
apprentice. 
" In what business?" 
enquired West;
        

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