Joel Collier Redivivus: An Entirely New Edition, of that Celebrated Author's "Musical Travels;" Containing, Among a Variety of Interesting Particulars, a Faithful Account of His Many Ingenious Experiments, Valuable Discoveries, and Inestimable Inventions, for the Improvement of Students, and the Advancement of Science in this Country
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Page 78 - twas wondrous pitiful; She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished That heaven had made her such a man; she thanked me, And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake; She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.
Page 78 - twas strange, 'twas passing strange; 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful; She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished That heaven had made her such a man; she thanked me, And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her.
Page 2 - Hey de diddle, The cat and the fiddle : The cow jump'd over the moon, The little dog laugh'd to see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon.
Page 34 - Paridel's tongue ; — Yet may she beware of his art, Or sure I must envy the song. IV. DISAPPOINTMENT. YE shepherds, give ear to my lay, And take no more heed of my sheep; They have nothing to do but to stray ; I have nothing to do but to weep.
Page 73 - It has indeed ever been the delight of accomplished princes, and the most elegant amusement of polite courts ; but at present it is so combined with things sacred a'nd important, as well as with our pleasures, that it seems necessary to our existence...
Page 53 - The instrumental parts went ill; but as this was the first rehearsal, they might have been disciplined into good order, if M. Hiller had chosen to bounce and play the tyrant a little; for it is a melancholy reflection to make, that few composers are well treated by an orchestra, till they have first used the performers roughly, and made themselves formidable" (Burney's "Present State of Music in Germany,
Page 32 - Guadagni complains of illiberal treatment from the public, who, when he sung in the Opera of Orfeo, merely to oblige them and Sir WW without fee or reward, hissed him for going off the stage when he was encored, with no other design than to return in character."-— Tour through Germany.
Page 39 - Their dimpled cheeks glowing, His mind is o'erflowing, A treasure of joy! His rapture perceiving, They smile while they're giving, He smiles at receiving A treasure of joy! With kindling cheeks, and sparkling eyes, Surrounded thus, the bard in transport dies; The little. loves, like bees, Clust'ring and climbing up his knees, His b>rows with roses bind; While fancy, wit, and humour spread Their wings, and hover round his head, Impregnating his mind : . . Which teeming...
Page 3 - ... deserted orphans, instead of being placed out to trades and services, in which they can have no opportunity to make a NOISE in the world, were in future to be trained to harmony from their infancy. This plan, however was interrupted, and afterwards entirely laid aside, doubtless because that superior system had not been developed, which " removed tremendous " barriers, surmounts all possible diffi" culties, and conducts the pupils up " the hill of science* without subjecting " them to the endurance...
Page 4 - ... and conducts the pupils up " the hill of science* without subjecting " them to the endurance of pain, or the " labour of exertion." Since that time this extraordinary art (we are told) has been discovered; and we ma,y hail the happy omen, as the dawn of an august 4 an era of music in England.