A General History of Music; From the Earliest Ages to the Present Periode

A General History of Music; From the Earliest Ages to the Present Periode : To Which Is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Music of the Ancients Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ...it: it is silly sooth (e), ' And dallies with the innocence of love, "Like the old age sfj. Song: "Come away, come away, death." Act IV. Sc. 4. The Clown, as elsewhere, is much addicted to singing. Song, by the Clown: "When that I was a little tiny boy, &c." serves as?ji epilogue to this entertaining play. In The Taming of the Shrew, no other use is made of Music than to introduce minstrels at the wedding, and disguise Hortensicrin the character of a man wellseen in Mujic, to facilitate his admission to the presence and courtship of Bianca j an expedient, however, which was unsuccessful. More fragments of old ballads are here quoted than in any other of Shakspeare's plays j though, as Dr. Warburton said, "he seemed to ' bear the ballad-makers a very particular grudge, and often ridicules "them with exquisite humour." Li The Comedy of Errors Music has no admission or concern. Much ado about Nothing. Music at the masquerade, Act II. Sc. 2. And in Benedict's dainty description of such an all-accomplished woman as could ever incline him to wed, he adds to her qualifications, Music: '--of good dif' course, an excellent musician, and her hair of what colour it shall "please God." Sc. 8, Act II. Sc. 9. The song: "Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more," is introduced by several reflections on Music, and the affectation of singers. Baltazar, the musician and servant to Don (/) The heart. Pope's idea of the sound (e) Simple truth. Jehnson. being an echo to the fense, seems derived (/) Times of simplicity. Ib. from this passage. L 1 2 Pedro, Pedro, was perhaps thus named from the celebrated Baltazarini, . called De Beaujoyeux, an Italian performer on the violin, who was in the highest fame...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236951366