Oldde Folkes Tune Book: Containing a Choice Collection of Songs and Choruses, as Sung by the "Oldde Folkes" at Their Popular Concerts. Also, Short Biographical Sketches of Famous Composers

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Page 48 - If music and sweet poetry agree, As they must needs, the sister and the brother, Then must the love be great twixt thee and me, Because thou lov"st the one, and I the other. Dowland to thee is dear, whose heavenly touch Upon the lute doth ravish human sense ; Spenser to me, whose deep conceit is such As, passing all conceit, needs no defence. Thou lov'st to hear the sweet melodious sound That Phoebus...
Page 56 - To serve thy country, glowing in the band Of youthful patriots, who sustain her name ? What now, alas! that life-diffusing charm Of sprightly wit? that rapture for the Muse, That heart of friendship, and that soul of joy, Which bade with softest light thy virtue smile?
Page 50 - He was a man of blameless morals, and throughout his life manifested a deep sense of religion. In conversation he would frequently declare the pleasure he felt in setting the Scriptures to music ; and how much the contemplating the many sublime passages in the Psalms had contributed to his edification...
Page 45 - ... how cruelly was I driven back by the doubly painful experience of my defective hearing ! and yet it was not possible for me to say to people, 'Speak louder — bawl— for I am deaf ! ' Ah ! how could I proclaim the defect of a sense that I once possessed in the highest perfection — in a perfection in which few of my colleagues possess or ever did possess it ? Indeed, I cannot ! Forgive me, then, if ye see me draw back when I would gladly mingle among you.
Page 31 - Be thou, O God, ex - alt - ed high, And as thy glo - ry fills the sky; So let it be on earth displayed, Till thou art hero, as there, o - bcyed.
Page 50 - Handel in his last sickness, not only remembers his dying before midnight on the 13th but that he was sensible of his approaching dissolution; and having been always impressed with a profound reverence for the doctrines and duties of the Christian religion, that he had most seriously and devoutly wished for several days before his death that he might breathe his last on Good Friday, "in hopes," he said, "of meeting his Good God, his sweet Lord and Savior, on the day of his resurrection," meaning...
Page 10 - The Men of Grace have found Glory begun below, Celestial Fruits on earthly Ground From Faith and Hope may grow.
Page 50 - Moon, &c., was performed. The last oratorio at which he attended, and performed, was on the 6th of April, and he expired on Friday the 13th, 1759, and not on Saturday...
Page 47 - In 1783, he became assistant organist at St. George the Martyr, Hanover Square ; and in 1785, Dr. Cooke introduced him to the members of the Academy of Ancient MUBIC.

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