Melodies, Duets, Trios, Songs, and Ballads, Pastoral, Amatory, Sentimental, Patriotic, Religious, and Miscellaneous

Melodies, Duets, Trios, Songs, and Ballads, Pastoral, Amatory, Sentimental, Patriotic, Religious, and Miscellaneous

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...every fluid, and preserves An equal tension of the chords and nerves. Elastic as the air, our spirits soar, By heat and languor now depressed no more; While health and vigour wanton through our veins, And drive each azure demon from the brains. hut that blest space between the clay and night, A winter's evening, gives the most delight; Sacred to friendship, love, and social mirth, When kindred souls surround the blazing hearth, Where wine, and wit, and 'sentiment abound, And modest jests and repartees go round. Or if the same domestic happy group, Adjourn to hear our new ltalian troupe; Or gaze intensely on the tragic scene, When Conway, Cooper, Hamblin, Booth, or Kean, Pours a bright flood of wonder o'er their minds, And in his train the captive stranger binds;--Whether they join in laughing with the pit, At Barnes's humour, or at Hilson's wit; Tremble at base Iago's cruel hate, Or mourn for lovely Belvidera's fate; Or weep, at Chatham, for poor Blanche's grief, Infiicted by Clan Alpine's desperate chief; And then, in pleased and breathless silence, hear The requiem chanted o'er his silent bier; Or with the brave Fitz-James, admiring view, Fair Ellen guide her little frail canoe; Or view the Ethiop, from the Turkish tomb, Rise like a troubled spirit through the gloom; Or should they mingle in the mazy dance, Where hearts bound quick at beauty's tender glance, 'Tis still domestic bliss, wher e'er they roam, For every place, to kindred hearts, is home. But Winter's brightest joy, in towns like this, Is yet unsung--I mean that scene of bliss ' This Epistle WI: written on Chriruuu Ive, llifi. To which our annual holy-days give birth, A foretaste of Elysium...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910397
  • 9781236910394