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-1663102
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well. 
said he, " ten children, 
" They have had," 
Whom they have carefully brought up in the fear of 
and the youth, 
God, and in the Christian religion ; 
whose 
lot 
in 
life 
we 
are 
now convened 
to 
sider, 
is 
Benjamin, 
their 
Y 01111 gest 
child. 
It 
is 
known 
that God 
all 
t0 YOIJ 
is 
pleased, 
from 
time 
to 
time, 
to 
bestow 
UPOI] 
SOl'I]8 
men 
extraordi- 
nary gifts 
of 
mind, 
and 
Y0u 
not be told 
need 
bY 
how Wonderful an inspiration 
their 
SOI] 
has 
been 
led to cultivate the art of painting. 
It is true that 
utility of that art to mankind. 
deny the 
our tenets 
But God 
has 
a genius for 
bestowed on the youth 
the 
art, 
and 
can 
we 
believe 
that 
Omniscience 
bestows His gifts 
but 
for great purposes? 
What 
God 
has 
given, 
who 
shall 
dare 
t0 
throw 
away P 
by our no- 
us not estimate Almighty Wisdom 
Let 
tions; let us not presume to arraign Hisjudgment 
by 
but in the evident propensity of 
our ignorance, 
man, be assured that we sed an impulse 
the young 
of 
Divine 
the 
hand operating towards 
some high 
and benelicent end." 
The 
effect 
of 
this 
argument, 
and the lofty 
commanding 
induced the 
manner in which it was delivered, 
assembly to agree that the Artist
        

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