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Page 301 - But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word may be established.
Page 103 - ... our venerable brethren, the cardinals of the holy Roman church, we have, with the utmost care and attention, deliberated upon the measures proper to be adopted by our pontifical authority, in order to remedy and abolish this pestilence, as far as possible.
Page 58 - Mozart was forcibly struck by this discourse, by the grave manner in which it was uttered, and by the air of mystery in which the whole was involved. He engaged to write the requiem. The stranger continued: " Employ all your genius on this work, it is destined for a connoisseur."
Page 58 - What time do you require ?" — " A month." — "Very well ; in a month's time I shall return — what price do you set on your work?" — "A hundred ducats."* — The stranger counted them on the table, and disappeared. Mozart remained lost in thought for some time : he then suddenly called for pen, ink and paper, and, in spite of his wife's entreaties, began to write. This rage for composition continued several days ; he wrote day and night, with an...
Page 36 - Be it enacted by the king's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and commons in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that from and after the passing of this act, it shall and may be lawful to and for the...
Page 103 - Wuiek published in the Polish language with a commentary, as well as a copy of the edition of it lately put forth without those annotations, taken from the writings of the holy fathers of our church, or other learned...
Page 58 - I have found it impossible/' said Mozart, " to keep my word" — " Do not give yourself any uneasiness/' replied the stranger ; " what further time do you require?" — "Another month. The work has interested me more than I expected, and I have extended it much beyond what I at first designed." — " In that case, .it is but just to increase the premium ; here are fifty ducats more.
Page 311 - Even in times of public calamity and distress, his irresistible powers of persuasion repeatedly produced contributions exceeding a thousand or twelve hundred pounds at a sermon ; and his hearers, not content with emptying their purses into the plate, sometimes threw in jewels or watches, as earnest of further benefactions.
Page 311 - November 6, 1788, the governors of the general daily schools of several parishes entered into a resolution, " that from the effects which the discourses of the Rev. Walter Blake Kirwan, from the pulpit, have had, his officiating in this metropolis was considered a peculiar national advantage, and that vestries should be called to consider the most effectual method to secure to the city an instrument, under Providence, of so much public benefit.