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The Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West, Esq.

Composed from Materials Furnished by Himself

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Author: John Galt
Published: 1820
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,105 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 631 2794
Genre: Biography

sent into the world under such remarkable circumstances would prove no ordinary man; and he charged him to watch over the boy's character with the utmost degree of paternal solicitude. It will appear in the sequel, that this singular admonition was not lost on Mr. West.

The first six years of Benjamin's life passed away in calm uniformity; leaving only the placid remembrance of enjoyment. In the month of June 1745, one of his sisters, who had been married some time before, and who had a daughter, came with her infant to spend a few days at her father's. When the child was asleep in the cradle, Mrs. West invited her daughter to gather flowers in the garden, and committed the infant to the care of Benjamin during their absence; giving him a fan to flap away the flies from molesting his little charge. After some time the child happened to smile in its sleep, and its beauty attracted his attention. He looked at it with a pleasure which he had never before experienced, and observing some paper on a table,



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