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-1663388
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pri Zea 
like 
the 
Alps 
OP 
the 
Danube? 
the 
Gram- 
pians or the Tweed. 
the depopulated and 
It is impossible to tread 
exhausted soil of Greece 
without 
meeting 
with 
innumerable 
relics 
and 
objects, which, like magical talismans, call up the 
genius 
of 
departed 
ages 
with 
the 
long-enriched 
roll 
of 
those 
great 
transactions, 
that, 
in 
{heir 
moral 
effect, 
have 
raised 
the 
nature 
of 
man, 
occasioning 
trains 
of 
want 
which 
reflection 
only 
the 
ryth m 
of 
language 
to 
be 
poetry. 
But 
in 
the 
un storied 
solitudes 
of 
America, 
the 
traveller 
meets with nothing to awaken the sympathy of 
his recollective feelings. Even the very character 
of the trees, though interesting to scientific re- 
search, 
chills, 
beneath 
the 
spaciou sness 
of 
their 
shade, every poetical disposition. They bear 
little resemblance to those which the stranger 
has left behind in his native country. To the 
descendants of the first settlers, they wanted 
EVEH 
the 
charm 
of 
those 
accidental 
associations 
might have recalled to the 
which their appearance 
minds of their fathers. Poetry is, doubtless, the 
first of the intellectual arts which mankind culti- 
vate. 
In 
its 
earliest 
form 
it 
is 
mode of 
the 
presslng 
and admiration ; 
affection 
but, 
if 
before
        

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