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-1662898
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" A taylor," answered the boy. " Surely," 
West, " you will] never follow that trade  
said 
ani- 
madverting 
UPOH 
its 
feminine 
character. 
The 
other, 
was a shrewd, 
however, 
lad, 
sound-headed 
and defended the election very stoutly, saying 
that his father had made choice of it for him, 
and that the person with Whom he was to learn 
the business was much respected by all his neigh- 
bours. " But what do you intend to be, Ben- 
jamil] P" 
Viest 
answered, 
that 
he 
had 
not 
the subject, 
thought at all on 
but he 
should 
like 
to 
be 
painter. 
A 
painter  
exclaimed 
the 
boy, " what sort of a trade is a painter P I never 
heard of such a thing." " A painter," said 
VVest, " is a companion for Kings and Empe- 
rors." " Surely you are mad," replied the boy, 
"for there are no such people in America." 
cf W7ery 
answered 
Benjamin, 
but 
there 
sire 
plenty 
in 
other 
parts 
of 
the 
world." 
The 
other, 
more amazed at the apparent 
still 
absurd- 
ity of this speech, reiterated in a tone of greater 
surprise, " You are surely quite mad." To this 
the enthusiast replied by 
intended to be a  
asking him if he really 
" Most certainly," an- 
swered the other. 
Then you may ride by your-'
        

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