The Violin and Its Music

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Dulau, 1881 - Stringed instruments - 484 pages
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OCLC Number: 51412553
Related Subjects:(3)
Violin -- History.
Viols -- History.
Violin music -- History and criticism.
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Page 155 - And well may they fall back, for beyond those troops of ordered arches there rises a vision out of the earth, and all the great square seems to have opened from it in a kind of awe...
Page 484 - For Englishmen to boast of generation Cancels their knowledge, and lampoons the nation. A True-born Englishman's a contradiction, In speech an irony, in fact a fiction, A banter made to be a test of fools, Which those that use it justly ridicules, A metaphor invented to express A man akin to all the universe.
Page 11 - As the weaver plied the shuttle wove he too the mystic rhyme, And the smith his iron measures hammered to the anvil's chime, Thanking God, whose boundless wisdom makes the flowers of poesy bloom In the forge's dust and cinders, in the tissues of the loom.
Page 105 - Dancing to song is a thing of great state and pleasure. I understand it that the song be in quire, placed aloft, and accompanied with some broken music ; and the ditty fitted to the device.
Page 468 - Musick is yet but in its Nonage, a forward Child, which gives hope of what it may be hereafter in England, when the Masters of it shall find more Encouragement. 'Tis now learning Italian, which is its best Master, and studying a little of the French Air, to give it somewhat more of Gayety and Fashion. Thus being farther from the Sun, we are of later Growth than our Neighbour Countries, and must be content to shake off our Barbarity by degrees.
Page 472 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters ; These men see the works of the LORD : and His wonders in the deep.
Page 479 - Young when he's old. There's old Young and young Young, both men of renown; Old sells, and young plays, the best fiddle in town. Young and old live together; and may they live long, Young to play an old fiddle; old, to sell a new song.
Page 467 - Author he has faithfully endeavoured a just imitation of the most fam'd Italian Masters ; principally, to bring the Seriousness and gravity of that sort of Musick into vogue, and reputation among our Country-men, whose humour, 'tis time now, should begin to loath the levity and balladry of our neighbours...
Page 104 - THESE things are but toys, to come amongst such serious observations. But yet, since princes will have such things, it is better they should be graced with elegancy than daubed with cost.
Page 353 - ... senses, and keep up an indolent attention in the audience. Common sense, however, requires, that there should be nothing in the scenes and machines which may appear childish and absurd. How would the wits of King Charles's time have laughed to have seen Nicolini exposed to a tempest in robes of ermine, and sailing in an open boat upon a sea of pasteboard ? What a field of raillery would they have been let into, had they been entertained with painted dragons spitting wildfire, enchanted chariots...

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