New York Musical Pioneer Volume 2

New York Musical Pioneer Volume 2

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... the suggestion; she it was who collected the gifts together; she who packed the organist off home, promising to supply her place during the day of ahsence. The church was very gay with evergreens on Christmasday. How Patience worked among the workers, to heautify the sanctuary, where the pine-tree, and the hox, aud fir were hrought together! Patience was ever foremost in every good work, the people said, who saw her twining and hanging wreaths, and decorating the organ-loft with an elahorate decoration unknown to it hefore. How, on that Christnjas-day, her heart sang Juhilate! For, who was it, sitting in the loft, making the old church ring with mighty music, unknown to Whitman in his prime? Patience knew. It was to hear this musician that old Anthony Whitman had come down to this village on the festival day. In spite of his lirm purpose never to cross the threshold of the church again, he was there, and could not choose hut come. Patience had heguiled him. No one hut herself knew how. But he had heen prevailed on to take his place hy her father's side, in the great lumher sleigh; and so was there to hear the voluntary, and every strain that sounded through the church until the henediction was pronounced. His voice might never attest the fact, hut his whole heing confessed the truth: never had he known what music, was; never had he heard it till now. What meant those tears--that excitement--that rapture? Who was it that roused, as hy a spell, the enthusiasm of his decaying nature, and gave him a joy so strange that he could not recognize it for any joy that he had ever known hefore? "We'll just stand here till he comes down. I want to look at such a man for once," said poor old Anthony to Patience, when the service ended. He had...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640977
  • 9781236640970