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-1663064
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he 
took 
Fee and leave, 
his 
requesting Mrs. Clark- 
and 
SOD 
husband to 
her 
COIIIC 
away and 
not 
dis- 
turb the patient. After they had retired, curio- 
sity overcame the influence of the drug, and the 
Artist got up, determined to End out the cause 
of the strange apparitions which had so alarmed 
them all. In a short time he discovered a diago- 
nal 
one of the window shutters, 
knot-hole in 
and 
upon placing his hand over it, the visionary paint- 
ings on the roof disappeared. This confirmed 
him in an opinion that he began to form, that 
there must be some simple natural cause for 
what 
he 
had 
seen ; 
and; 
having 
thus ascertained 
the way in which it acted, he called his sister and 
her 
husband 
in-to 
the 
TOOTH 
and 
explained 
it 
to 
them. When able to go down stairs, Mr. Clark- 
son gave him_permission to perforate one of the 
parlour Window shutters horizontally, in order to 
obtain a representation on the wall of the build- 
ings of the opposite side of the street. The effect 
Was as he expected, but, to his astonishment, 
the objects appeared inverted. 
Without attempt- 
ing to remedy this with the aid of glasses, as a 
mathematical genius would perhaps have done, 
he was 
delighted 
to 
see 
in 
it 
the 
[DEEDS 
of 
stu-
        

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