A Collection of Twenty-four Songs

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Parker, 1908 - Songs with piano - 80 pages
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Page v - Harry, whofe tuneful and well-meafur'd fong Firft taught our Englifh mufic how to fpan Words with juft note and accent, not to fcan With Midas...
Page 15 - If, when the sun at noon displays His brighter rays, Thou but appear, He then, all pale with shame and fear, Quencheth his light, Hides his dark brow, flies from thy sight, And grows more dim, Compar'd to thee, than stars to him.
Page ix - A Collection OF SONGS, with the Musick by Mr. LEVERIDGE. In Two Volumes.
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Page viii - Ghosts of every occupation,' and several of Purcell's bass songs, occasionally, in a style which forty years ago seemed antediluvian ; but as he generally was the representative of Pluto, Neptune, or some ancient divinity, it corresponded perfectly with his figure and character. He was not only a celebrated singer of convivial songs, but the writer and composer of many that were in great favour with singers and hearers of a certain class, who more piously performed the rites of Comus and Bacchus...
Page 71 - Where Love and Bacchus jointly reign within : Old Care, begone ! here sadness is a sin. AIR. Tell me not the joys that wait On him that's learned, or him that's great : Wealth and wisdom I despise ; Cares surround the rich and wise ; The queen that gives...

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