The History of the Violin: And Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present. Also, an Account of the Principal Makers, English and Foreign, with Numerous Illustrations

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J. R. Smith, 1864 - Bowed stringed instruments - 390 pages
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Page 144 - Full oft within the spacious walls, When he had fifty winters o'er him, My grave Lord-Keeper led the brawls ; The seals and maces danc'd before him. His bushy beard, and shoe-strings green, His high-crown'd hat and satin doublet, Mov'd the stout heart of England's Queen, Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.
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Page 109 - The first of the first three was an od old fellow, low of stature, his head was couered with a round cap, his body with a side skirted tawney coate, his legs and feete trust vppe in leather buskins, his gray haires and furrowed face witnessed his age, his treble violl in his hande assured me of his profession. On which (by his continual! sawing hauing left but one string) after his...
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Page 147 - Organ, virginal or harpsicon joyn'd with them; and they esteemed a violin to be an instrument only belonging to a common -fiddler, and could not endure that it should come among them, for feare of making their meetings to be vaine and fiddling.
Page 176 - I tell you of lives in the country, fifty miles off, with her honoured parents, in a lonely old house which nobody comes near. She never goes abroad, nor sees company at home. To prevent all misfortunes she has her breeding within doors, the parson of the parish teaches her to play upon the bass-viol, the clerk to sing, her nurse to dress, and her father to dance.
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Page 153 - This night I was invited by Mr. Roger L'Estrange to hear the incomparable Lubicer on the violin. His variety on a few notes and plain ground, with that wonderful dexterity, was admirable. Though a young man, yet so perfect and skilful, that there was nothing, however cross and perplexed, brought to him by our artists, which he did not play off at sight with ravishing sweetness and improvements, to the astonishment of our best...
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Page 44 - In twenty manere koude he trippe and daunce After the scole of Oxenforde tho, And with his legges casten to and fro...

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