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The Complete Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Vol. 2 of 3

First President of the Royal (Classic Reprint)

Joshua Reynolds


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Excerpt from The Complete Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Vol. 2 of 3: First President of the Royal

Specimen of the Architect's* abilities. It is our duty to endeavour that those who gaze with wonder at the structure, may not be disappointed when they visit the apartments. It will be no small addition to the glory which this nation has already acquired from having given birth to eminent men in every part of science, if it should be enabled to produce, in consequence of this institution, a School of English Artists. The estimation in which we stand In respect to our neighbours, will be in proportion to the degree in which we excel or are inferior to them in the acquisition of intellectual excellence, of which T'rade and its consequential riches must be acknow ledged to give the means; but a people whose whole attention is absorbed in those means, and who forget the end, can aspire but little above the rank of a barbarous nation. Every establishment that tends to the culti vation of the pleasures of the mind, as distinct from those of sense, may be cousi dered as an inferior school of morality, where the mind is polished and prepared for higher.

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Publication Date: December 29, 2018