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" Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read that things inanimate have moved, And, as with living souls, have been informed, By magic numbers and persuasive sound. "
Memorabilia mathematica: or, The philomath's quotation-book - Page 378
by Robert Édouard Moritz - 1914 - 410 pages
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The Life of Mr. James Quin, Comedian: With the History of the Stage from His ...

Theater - 1766 - 107 pages
...savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read that things inanimate have mov'd, And as with living souls have been inform'd, By magic numbers and persuasive sound. What, then, am I ? Am I more senseless grown Than trees or flint! 0 force of constant woe ! 'Tis not...
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British Theatre: The mourning bride, by Mr. Congreve. 1791. Douglas, by John ...

John Bell - English drama - 1791
...savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, And, as with living souls, have been inform'd By magic numbers and persuasive sound. What then am I ? Am I more senseless grown i Than trees or flint ? O, force of constant woel 'Tis not...
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Bell's British theatre, Volume 19

John Bell - 1797
...savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, And, as with living souls, have been inform'd By magic numbers and persuasive sound. What then am I ? Am I more senseless grown Than trees or flint ? O, force of constant woe! 'Tis not...
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The British Drama: Tragedies. 2 v

English drama - 1804
...Alm. Music has chnrms to sooth a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've rend, that things inanimate have moved, And, as with living souls, have been informed Jiy magic numbers and persuasive sound. What then am I ? Am I more senseless grown Than trees...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, And, as with living souls, have been inform'd By magic numbers and persuasive sound. What then am 1 ? Am I more senseless grown Than trees or flint ? O, force of constant woe! 'Tis not...
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The modern British drama

British drama - 1811
...contes forward. A 1m. Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read, that things inanimate have moved, And, as with living souls, have been informed By magic numbers and persuasive sound. What then am I ? Am I more senseless grown Than trees...
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The Anatomy of Melancholy,: In which the Kinds, Causes, Consequences, and ...

Robert Burton - Melancholy - 1824 - 339 pages
...and rest. The harps of Orpheus, Amphion, and Arion, charmed all nature with their powers : even . . Things inanimate have moved, And, as with living souls,...have been inform'd By mAgic numbers and persuasive sounds, Music, divine music, besides the excellent powers it possesses of expelling many other diseases,...
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English synonymes: with copious illustrations and explanations, drawn from ...

George Crabb - English language - 1826 - 688 pages
...disturb the rest and composure either of the body or mind ; I've read that things inanimate have mov'd, And as with living souls have been inform'd, By magic numbers and persuasive sounds. CONGBEVS. At first the groves are scarcely seen to stir. THOMSON. Hence the term stir is employed...
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The Journal of Health, Volume 2

Hygiene - 1831
...to credit all that some of the ancients have affirmed respecting the moral influence of music ; nor that, " Things inanimate have moved, And, as with living souls, have been informed By magic numbers and persuasive sounds." an engine of corruption, is as absurd as it would...
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The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar: With ...

William Wycherley, William Congreve, Sir John Vanbrugh, George Farquhar, Leigh Hunt - 1840 - 668 pages
...comet forward. Aim. Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read that things inanimate have moved, And, as...been inform'd, By magic numbers and persuasive sound. What then am I ? Am I more senseless grown Than trees or flint ? О force of constant woe ! "Tis not...
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