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Page 317 - Anon out of the earth a fabric huge Rose like an exhalation, with the sound Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a temple...
Page 316 - ... or the whole symphony, with artful and unimaginable touches, adorn and grace the well-studied chords of some choice composer; sometimes the lute, or soft organ-stop, waiting on elegant voices, either to religious, martial, or civil ditties; which, if wise men and prophets be not extremely out, have a great power over dispositions and manners, to smooth and make them gentle from rustic harshness and distempered passions.
Page 316 - The interim of unsweating themselves regularly and convenient rest before meat may both with profit and delight be taken up in recreating and composing their travailed spirits with the solemn and divine harmonies of music, heard or learned either while the skilful organist plies his grave and fancied descant in lofty fugues or the whole symphony with artful and unimaginable touches adorn and grace the well-studied chords of some choice composer — sometimes the lute or soft organ-stop waiting on...
Page 141 - Praise the LORD, O my soul : and all that is within me praise His holy Name. Praise the LORD, O my soul : and forget not all His benefits ; Who forgiveth all thy sin : and healeth all thine infirmities ; Who saveth thy life from destruction : and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness ; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things : making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
Page 316 - Ring out, ye crystal spheres, Once bless our human ears, If ye have power to touch our senses so ; And let your silver chime Move in melodious time ; And let the bass of heaven's deep organ blow ; And with your ninefold harmony, Make up full consort to the angelic symphony.
Page 141 - The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens ; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
Page 414 - Music the fiercest grief can charm, And fate's severest rage disarm; Music can soften pain to ease, And make despair and madness please; Our joys below it can improve, And antedate the bliss above. This the divine Cecilia found, And to her Maker's praise confin'd the sound. When the full organ joins the tuneful quire, Th...
Page 23 - Besides, the spirit with which they all sing, and the beauty of many of them, so suits the melody, that I defy any to exceed it; except the singing of angels in our Father's house.
Page 6 - T were almost sacrilege to sing Those notes amid the glare of day ; Notes borne by angel's purest wing, And wafted by their breath away. " When sleeping in my grass-grown bed, Should'st thou still linger here above, Wilt thou not kneel beside my head, And, sister, sing the song I love ? " We insert here a striking circumstance that occurred during a visit she made to her sister the following year.