The Ladies' Repository Volume 9

The Ladies' Repository Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...friend had just accidentally hummed in his ear. On being asked the reason why he wished to hear it so frequently, he replied, " Because I wish to be better prepared to enter the celestial regions. I regret," added the sage, "that I did not study the science in my childhood; but as a man is never too old to learn, I wish to add at least this to my little stock of knowledge before I die." This observation excited the wonder of the listeners; for they had never before, probably, duly reflected on the high character, which, by every thinking man, must be attributed to music. JOSEPH HAYDN. From what I have myself heard, I can well understand the touching anecdote related of this master. "Some years before his death," says my authority, "the Dilletanti Society of Vienna concluded their winter concerts with a splendid performance of the Creation, to which Haydn was invited. His reception made a great impression on him, weakened as he was by age, but his own work affected him still more deeply; and at the passage--It was Light--overpowered by the harmony which he had himself created, the tears ran down his cheeks, and, with unlifted arms, he cried, 4 Not from me but thence does all this come!'" Yes, glorious old man, the gift within thee was from God! THE LADIES' REPOSITORY. 189 THE WORLD IN MINIATURE. UiTDER this running title, which would be inapplicable in reference to a single number of our work, but which, covering a whole year, will give a pretty general view of all the great interests of the world, we shall proceed, in the present issue, with the leading literary and religious journals of Europe and of this country. Blacewoon's Eninnuog Maija/ine for April, which equals its predecessors for general ability, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659892X
  • 9781236598929