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-1663157
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draw the ties of 
affection closer, 
and diffuse over 
wider 
extent 
of 
community 
the 
interests 
and 
blessing of fraternal love." 
this address, 
At the conclusion of 
the wo- 
H1811 
POSS 
and 
kissed 
the 
young 
Artist, 
and 
the 
his head and 
men, one by one, laid their hands on 
prayed that the Lord might verify in his life the 
value of the gift which had induced them, in de- 
to allow him to cul- 
spite of their religious tenets, 
tivate the faculties of his genius. 
VII. 
affords 
The history of no other individual 
an incident so extraordinary. This could not be 
called a presentiment, but the result of a clear ex- 
pectation, that some important consequence would 
ensue. It may bebadded that a more beautiful 
the re- 
in 
not to be found 
instance of liberality is 
cords of any religious society. Hitherto, all sects, 
even of Christians, were disposed to regard, with 
jealousy and hatred, all those members who em- 
braced any pursuit that might tend to alienate 
them from their particular modes of discipline. 
The Quakers have, therefore, the honour of having 
been the first to allow, by a public act, that their
        

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