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-1663199
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himself on entering the world ; but to those who 
are truly conscious of possessing the means of 
attracting the admiration of their contemporaries 
and posterity, the voluntary abstinence of a youth 
of genius will afford them delight in the contem- 
plation, even though they may be happily free 
from the obligation of practising it themselves.  
Wllen it was determined among the Friends 
that Benjamin West should be allowed to culti- 
vate the art of Painting, he Went to Lancaster, 
but 
he was 
hastily recalled 
by 
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domestic 
misfortune. 
His 
mother 
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seized 
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dan- 
gerous illness, and being conscious that she could 
not live long, she requested that he might be sent 
for home. Ben'amin hastilv obe ed the sum- 
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mons, but, before he reached the house, her 
strength was exhausted, and she was only able to 
express by her look the satisfaction With which 
she saw him approach the bed, before she ex- 
pired. Her funeral, and the distress which the 
event naturally occasioned to her family, by all of 
whom she was very tenderly beloved, detained 
the young Artist some time at his-father's. About 
the end of August, in 1756, however, he took his
        

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