God Save the King; The Origin, and History of the Music and Words of the National Anthem

God Save the King; The Origin, and History of the Music and Words of the National Anthem

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...as a four-and-twenty-pounder, bursting as loudly upon me as the largest piece of ordnance, with his chin cocked up like the little centre figure, with his cauliflower wig, in Bunbury's country club, exclaiming: "Sir, I do not see, because your father wrote the song of God save the King, that the King is under any obligation to his son." Icould have said, had he not been in his own house, that private as well as public obligations were hereditary, and ought never to be forgotten; and, where there is a propinquity of blood, it should not he suffered to rest lingering in the veins for want of that physical assistance, gratitude. Surely no one will say there is anything un-Christianlike in this mode of arguing; I am convinced there is justice in it, and there is much justice in religion: they are engrafted and grow from the same stock. This is all George Saville Carey could say concerning the assumption that his father, Henry Carey, had composed " God save the King." The attempts of Carey the younger to obtain a pension failed, and he seems to have accepted the situation with tolerable equanimity. Had other and more weighty evidence been obtainable he doubtless would have brought it into notice. He adds to the foregoing statement: I am convinced, had my plea been fairly stated at a great and good man's house, I should have had a Princely answer; but his doors perhaps, like Jafi'er's, might have been " damm'd up," not with " starving creditors," but clamorous petitioners, backed with such irresistible influence that there was nothing to be done for me. It is only fair here to refer to a statement, which has obtained considerable acceptance, that Henry Carey sang " God...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932900
  • 9781236932907