The Harmonicon, Volúmenes4-5

W. Pinnock, 1826

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Página 49 - Now strike the golden lyre again; A louder yet, and yet a louder strain. Break his bands of sleep asunder, And rouse him, like a rattling peal of thunder. Hark, hark, the horrid sound Has raised up his head; As awaked from the dead, And amazed, he stares around. Revenge, revenge!
Página 98 - How sleep the Brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Página 151 - For mine is the lay that lightly floats, And mine are the murmuring, dying notes, That fall as soft as snow on the sea, And melt in the heart as instantly...
Página 75 - ... or thereabouts; and the practique, by concert of voice, or instruments, for the rest of the hour : whereof the first lecture should be in the Latin tongue, and the second in English. — But, because at this time, Mr. Dr. Bull, who is recommended to the place by the queen's most excellent majesty...
Página 152 - If the arguments, used in this essay, have any weight, it will appear, that the finest parts of poetry, music, and painting, are expressive of the passions, and operate on our minds by sympathy; that the inferior parts of them are descriptive of natural objects, and affect us chiefly by substitution...
Página 69 - ... shall swell Their voice in Psalm or Canticle, Singing to solace toil ; again, From woods shall come a sweeter strain ! Shepherd and shepherdess shall vie In many a...
Página 68 - ... before too naked and weak, like a plain old Gothic edifice stripped of its few signatures of antiquity, have lost that little and almost only strength and support which they derived from ancient phrases. Such alterations, even if executed with prudence and judgment, only corrupt what they endeavour to explain ; and exhibit a motley performance, belonging to no character of writing, and which contains more improprieties than those which it professes to remove.
Página 1 - And to the bagpipe's sound The nymphs tread out their ground. Fa la la! Fie then, why sit we musing, Youth's sweet delight refusing? Say, dainty nymphs, and speak, Shall we play barley-break?
Página 45 - Know ye, that we, for the especiall affection and good wil that we have and beare to the science of musicke, and for the advancement thereof, by our letters patents, dated the xxii of January, in the xvii yere of our raigne, have...
Página 96 - ... lake Muggaby at sunrise, they followed the drums of the different chiefs the whole length of the water, sometimes approaching so close to the shore, that the water they spouted from their mouths reached the persons who were passing along the banks. I counted fifteen at one time sporting on the surface; and my servant Columbus shot one of them in the head, when he gave so loud a roar, as he buried himself in the lake, that all the others disappeared in an instant.

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