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12017-01-11T00:12:08-08:00The First Discourse 65plain2017-01-15T22:23:42-08:00 makes elegance and refinement the last effeef of opulence and power.
An Institution like this has often been re- commended upon considerations merely mer- cantile ; but an Academy, founded upon suck principles , can never effect even its own narrow purposes. If it has an origin no higher, no taste can ever be formed in manufactures ; but if the higher Arts of Design flourish, these inferior ends will be answered of course.
We are happy in having a PRINCE, who has conceived the design of such an institution, according to its true dignity ; and who promotes the Arts, as the' head of a great, a learned, at polite, and a commercial nation ; and I can now congratulate you, Gentlemen, on the accom- plishment of your long and ardent wishes,
The numberless and ineffectual consul- tations which I have had with many in this assembly, to form plans and concert schemes for an Academy, afford a sufficient proof of the impossibility of succeeding but by the influence of MAJESTY. But there have,