Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia

Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia

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"[...]his father, both he and the musical instrument ran the risk of violent expulsion through the window. He further managed to acquire some proficiency on the violin, and soon contrived to get some lessons from the accomplished and eminent violinist, Michael Festing. His natural talent enabled him to make rapid progress, and shortly after the expiry of his articles, an incident occurred which happily determined his future career. His father, one day calling at a gentleman's house in the neighbourhood upon business, found that he was engaged, but sending in his name, Arne's father was invited upstairs, where there was a large company and a concert in progress, and, to his astonishment, his son in the very act of leading as first fiddle. This convincing proof that his son was more successful with music than law, caused him to relent, and he offered no further opposition to his adopting the former as a means of livelihood. Arne was now[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150755530X
  • 9781507555309