Johann Gottfried von Herder's Sämmtliche Werke ...

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In der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1809 - Aesthetics
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Page 118 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long...
Page 206 - By music minds an equal temper know, Nor swell too high, nor sink too low. If in the breast tumultuous joys arise, Music her soft assuasive voice applies ; Or when the soul is press'd with cares, Exalts her in enlivening airs.
Page 217 - The deep, majestic, solemn organs blow. Hark! the numbers soft and clear Gently steal upon the ear ; Now louder, and yet louder rise, And fill with spreading sounds the skies : Exulting in triumph now swell the bold notes, In broken air, trembling, the wild music floats ; Till, by degrees, remote and small, The strains decay, And melt away, In a dying, dying fall.
Page 207 - Pours balm into the bleeding lover's wounds : Melancholy lifts her head, Morpheus rouses from his bed, Sloth unfolds her arms and wakes, Listening Envy drops her snakes ; Intestine war no more our Passions wage, And giddy Factions hear away their rage.
Page 215 - Love, strong as death, the poet led To the pale nations of the dead, What sounds were heard, What scenes appear'd, O'er all the dreary coasts ! Dreadful gleams, Dismal screams, . Fires...

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