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-1663406
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farmer 
to 
break 
the 
surface ; 
and 
YEHPS 
must 
shall turn 
elapse before the ploughshare 
up those 
eroded 
3.I'IIlS 
of 
whkh 
the 
sight 
will 
call 
into 
poetical 
existence 
the 
sad and dreadful 
incidents 
of the civil War. 
In New York Mr. 
West 
found 
the 
society 
wholly devoted to mercantile 
pursuits. 
A dispo- 
sition 
to estimate the value of things, not by their 
utility, 
bY 
their 
beauty, 
but 
by 
the 
price 
which 
they 
would 
bring 
in 
the 
market, 
almost 
universally prevailed. 
Mercantile 
are habi- 
to Over- 
tuated by the nature of their transactions 
look the intrinsic qualities 
of 
the very com modi- 
ties 
in 
which 
they 
deal ; 
and 
though 
of 
all 
the 
community 
theY 
are 
the 
most 
liberal 
and 
the 
most 
munilicent, 
they 
set 
the 
least 
value 
O11 
intellectual productions. 
of New 
The population 
parts of 
York was formed of adventurers from all 
Europe, 
who 
had 
C011] C 
thither 
fo 1' 
the 
QXPPESS 
of 
Purpose 
making 
order, 
in 
afterwards, 
to appear with distinction 
West, therefore, found in 
at home. 
that city 
Although 
much em- 
ployment 
in 
taking 
likenesses 
destined 
to 
be 
tnmsrnitted 
t0 
relations 
and 
friends, 
he 
met
        

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