Past Feelings Renovated, Or, Ideas Occasioned by the Perusal of Dr. Hibbert's Philosophy of Apparitions - Written with the View of Counteracting Any S

Past Feelings Renovated, Or, Ideas Occasioned by the Perusal of Dr. Hibbert's Philosophy of Apparitions - Written with the View of Counteracting Any S

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ... this enthusiasm: one morning, he fell senseless, and was obliged to suspend his work. Two or three days afte-, his wife sought to divert his mind from the gloomy presages which occupied it: he said to her abruptly, 'It is certain that I am writing this requiem for myself, it will serve for my funeral service: ' nothing could remove this impression from his mind. "As he went on, he felt his strength diminish from day to day, and the score advanced slowly. The month which he had fixed being expired, the stranger then made his appearance. 'I have found it impossible, ' said Mozart, 'to keep my word.' 'Do not give yourself any uneasiness, ' replied the stranger; 'what further time do you require?'--'Another month. The work has interested me more than I expected, and 1 have extended it be H yond what I at first designed.'--' In that case, it is but just to increase the premium; here are fifty ducats more.'--' Sir, ' said Mozart, with increasing astonishment, 'who then are you?'--' That is nothing to the purpose; in a month's time I shall return.' "Mozart immediately called one of his servants, and ordered him to follow this extraordinary personage, and find out who he was; but the man failed for want of skill, and returned without being able to trace him. "Poor Mozart was thus persuaded that he was no ordinary being, that he had a connexion with the other world, and was sent to announce to him his approaching end. He applied himself with the more ardour to the requiem, which he regarded as the most durable monument of his genius. While thus employed, he was seized with the most alarming fainting fits, but the work was at length completed before the expiration of the month. At the time appointed, the stranger returned, but Mozart was no...show more

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