Music: A Monthly Magazine, Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and Literature of Music, Volume 12

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W. S. B. Mathews, 1897 - Music

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Page 1 - So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For, of the soul, the body form doth take, For soul is form, and doth the body make.
Page 82 - Ha, ha ! keep time : — how sour sweet music is, When time is broke and no proportion kept ! So is it in the music of men's lives.
Page 82 - Come, death, and welcome ! Juliet wills it so. How is't, my soul? let's talk: it is not day. Jul. It is, it is : hie hence, be gone, away ! It is the lark that sings so out of tune, Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps.
Page 79 - O mistress mine, where are you roaming? O stay and hear ; your true love's coming, That can sing both high and low : Trip no further, pretty sweeting ; Journeys end in lovers meeting, Every wise man's son doth know.
Page 270 - The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended ; and, I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every goose is cackling, would be thought No better a musician than the wren.
Page 80 - Amen to that, sweet powers! I cannot speak enough of this content; It stops me here; it is too much of joy: And this, and this, the greatest discords be [Kissing her. That e'er our hearts shall make! lago. [Aside.] O! you are well tuned now, But I'll set down the pegs that make this music, As honest as I am.
Page 168 - And what if all of animated nature Be but organic harps diversely framed, That tremble into thought, as o'er them sweeps Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze, At once the Soul of each, and God of all?
Page 242 - ... shape their lives and control their future actions. But when a child learns some truth expressed in the words of a favorite song, its influence goes with him at all times. The boy forgets the oath or impure jest when through his mind comes stealing some sweet melody he has learned in the school-room. Dr. Brooks has wisely said, "A school song in the heart of a child will do as much for its character as a fact in its memory, or a principle in its intellect.
Page 168 - Sit, Jessica: look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins; Such harmony is in immortal souls; But, whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. Enter Musicians. Come, ho! and wake Diana with a hymn: With sweetest touches pierce your mistress' ear, And draw her home with music.
Page 30 - Billings that it is better not to know so much than to know so many things that are not so...

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