The Violin: A Concise Exposition of the General Principles of Construction Theoretically and Practically Treated : Including the Important Researches of Savart, an Epitome of the Lives of the Most Eminent Artists, and an Alphabetical List of Violin Makers

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Porteous Brothers, 1871 - Violin - 204 pages
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Page 26 - And a great pleasure it was to see the Abbey raised in the middle, all covered with red, and a throne (that is a chair) and footstool on the top of it ; and all the officers of all kinds, so much as the very fiddlers, in red vests.
Page 26 - That the stage is now by his pains a thousand times better and more glorious than ever heretofore. Now, wax-candles, and many of them; then, not above 3 Ibs. of tallow: now, all things civil, no rudeness anywhere; then, as in a bear garden: then, two or three fiddlers; now, nine or ten of the best: then, nothing but rushes upon the ground, and every thing else mean; now, all otherwise...
Page 23 - England, mention is made of a " stranger, which seeing a quintessence (beside the Foole and the Maid Marian) of all the picked youth, strained out of a whole endship, footing the Morris about a May-pole, and he not hearing the minstrelsie for the...
Page 27 - Gundilows, he having got the King to put them away, and lay out money this way. And indeed I do commend him for it; for I think it is a very noble undertaking. He do intend to have some...
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Page 25 - Night approaching, we were all in high spirits : our violins were playing soft airs, and we were comfortably regaling ourselves: God knows how we were joking about the poor governor and his fortifications, both of which we promised ourselves to take in less than twenty-four hours.
Page 27 - Such ridiculous work they make of their Reformation, and so zealous are they against all Mirth and Jollity, as they would pluck down the Sign of the Cat and Fiddle too, if it durst but play so loud as they might hear it...
Page 26 - Amongst these, you shall see a gray Goose-cap, (as wise as the rest,) with a what do ye lacke...
Page 27 - ... never did sing or play a note. That he hath ever endeavoured in the late King's time and in this to introduce good musique, but he never could do it, there never having been any musique here better than ballads. And says 'Hermitt poore' and 'Chiny Chese' was all the musique we had; and yet no ordinary fiddlers get so much money as ours do here, which speaks our rudeness still.

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