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-1662980
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own, whom he particularly recommended to his 
acquaintance, as possessing endowments of mind 
greatly superior to the common standard of man- 
kind. One of these was Francis Hopkins, who 
afterwards highly distinguished himself in the 
early proceedings of the Congress of the United 
States. Thomas Godfrey, the second, died 
after having given the most promising indi- 
cations of an elegant genius for pathetic and 
descriptive poetry. He was an apprentice to 
a watchmaker, and had secretly written a 
poem, which he published anonymously in the 
Philadelphia newspaper, under the title of the 
'4 Temple of Fame." The attention which it 
attracted, and the encomiums which the Provost 
in particular bestowed on it, induced West, who 
was in the Poet's confidence, tovmention to him 
who 
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the 
author. 
The 
information 
excited 
the 
alert 
benevolence 
of 
Smith's 
ch-a racter, 
and 
he 
lost 
I10 
time 
until 
he 
had 
procured 
the 
lease of Godfrey from his indenture, and Pa re- 
spectable employment for him in the government 
of the state; but this he did not live long to 
enjoy: being sent on some public business to Ca- 
rolina, he fell a victim to the" climate.
        

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