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-1662992
40 
XIII. It is pleasant to redeem from oblivion 
the memory of early talent thus prematurely 
withdrawn from the world. Many of Godfrey's 
verses 
which 
were 
grew 
composed under a clump of pines 
near the upper ferry, of the river 
Schuylkill, 
to which 
spot 
he 
sometimes 
accom- 
panied West and their mutual friends to angle. 
In the heat of the day he used to stretch himself 
beneath the shade of the trees, and repeat to them 
his 
VCTSCS 
BS 
he 
composed 
them. 
Reid 
WES 
the 
man 
name of the other young 
and the 
the 
who first opposed 
SOD 
British 
troops 
in 
their 
passing through Jersey, when the rebellion of the 
Provinces commenced. Previous to the revolu- 
tion, 
he was 
bred 
to 
the bar, 
and practised with 
distinction in the courts of Philadelphia. 
He was 
afterwards 
a 
elected. 
Member of Congress, 
and is 
the same person who was appointed to meet Lord 
Carlisle on his mission from the British Court. 
XIII. 
Provost 
Smith was himself possessed of 
a fluent vein of powerful eloquence, and it hap- 
pened that many of his pupils who distinguished 
themselves in the great struggle of their country, 
aPPE'ared 
to 
have 
imbibed 
his 
talent ; 
but 
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