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MAGAZINE

No XLIII.-VOL.VII.]

For JUNE, 1807.

[New Series

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. John Opis, Esq. R. A. and Professor tish of St. Agnes, in the county of of Painting to the Royal Academy. Cornwall: his father and grandfather

THE feeling which leads us eager- were reputable master carpenters in aspectsmen of genius, to view them lated, that a maternal ancestor of in public and in private, to view them Opie's is the author of a valuable hisas men in the social circle, and as su- tory of Cornwall, which was left perior beings in the theatre of the nearly entire, and is at present in the world, is an instinctive homage which possession of Lord de Dunstanville. man pays to man, and from its uni- This, whether true or false, can neiversality it may be pronounced natural ther add to nor diminish from the into the human breast. But its ope- dividual fame of Opie; he can reration is much restricted during the ceive no aggrandisement of reputaexistence of its object: there are a tion from a distant consanguinity thousand causes perpetually working with an obscure author of an unpubon our minds, which prevent the full lished and unfinished work. and perfect emanation of this feeling; He was early distinguished for an orienvy, prejudice, ignorance, pride, all ginality and strength of mind. What conspire to turn aside the natural cur- education a village school could afford rent of our emotions and dictate to us he soon mastered, and was able in a a false language. When death, how- short time to instruct others. He ever, removes the object froin the was called the “ little Sir Isaac," as sphere of competition; when praise probably being a sort of phenomenon can give no more delight, nor cen- among the rustic youth of his own sure wound by its severity; then it is age. It may, indeed, be presumed that we are eager to testify our admi- that he attained to some degree of proration, and lavish forth encoiniums ficiency in knowledge, för we find with a spendthrift's hand. Sad re- him at twelve years of age setting up ward of genius! that the meed of me- an evening school in St. Agnes, teachrit should be reserved only to en- ing arithmetic and writing, and recwreathe the dull sepulchre, when in koning among his scholars some the bosom of its cold inhabitant one nearly twice his own age. pulse of joy can no longer be awak. It was the wish of his father that he ened.

should follow the trade of a carpenThese reflections were suggested ter, and indeed he followed that busito us by reflecting upon the lite of the ness for some time. His father was inişubject of the present memoir. He mical to his wasting his time in drawburst forth in his outset into momen- ing and painting, and used sometimes tary splendours he was neglected; to throw a hammer at the head of our and for many years his labours were young artist when he caught him so. only sufficjent for the day that was employed. A rough mode of correcpassing over him. Just when he was tion, but suited to the rude ignorance again reaching the envied height of of the corrector. tenown, when the glittering prize of It were vain to hope we could be public applause and public patronage able to ascertain by what gradations was within his eager grasp, fate Opie proceeded in self-tuition. It is donmed him to the grave and left a said, that his emulation was first exnation to lainent his loss.

cited iu his tenth year, by seeing one John Opie was born in 1761. His of his companions drawing a butterbirth place was the little obscure pa. Aly; he looked eagerly on in silence;

UNIVERSAL Mag. VOL. VII.

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