The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., in Verse and Prose (5); Containing the Principal Notes of Drs. Warburton and Warton

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 268 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806. Excerpt: ... To ftir, to rouze, to fliake the Soul he comes, And Jove's own Thunders follow Mars's Drums. Arrell UMARKS. Weftminfter-Abbey, under the patronage of the King, will not foon be forgotten. The magnificence and accuracy of which performances were beyond compare. It is remarkable, that in the earlier part of his life, Pope was fo very infenflble to the charms of Mufic, that he once afked his friend Dr. Arbuthnot who had a fine ear, "whether, at Lord Burlington's concerts, the rapture which the company expreffed upon hearing the compofitions and performance of Handel, did not proceed wholly from affectation I" Dr. Burney obferves, vol.i. p. 329. that both Dryelen and my friend Pitt have inaccurately and improperly tranflated the paflage f Virgil, b. 6. relating to Orpheus, v; 645. "Obloquitur numeris feptem difcrimina vocum." Wartom. VtR.6j. Giant Handel When Pope found that his friends, Lord Burlington and Dr. Arbuthnot, thought fo highly of Handel, he not only lathed his enemies in the Dunciad, but wifhed to have his Eurydice fct to mufic by him. Mr. Belchier, a common friend, undertook to negotiate the bufmefs; but Handel, having heard that Pope had made his ode more lyrical, that is, fitter for mufic, by dividing it into airs and recitatives, for Dr. Green, who had already let it, and whom, as a partifan for Bononcini, and confederate with his enemies, he had long difliked, fays, "It ic de very ding vat mypellovis-plower has fet already forcin tocktor'g tecree at Cambridge." Burney. Ver. 68. And Jove's own Thunders, sV. By this paflage it might be imagined, by thofe who are unacquainted with the real merits of that great mafter, Handel, that his only excellence confifU in the effeft of accumulated harmony in his full chorufies and loud inftrum...

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