Select Hymns, for the Use of the Catholic Church

Select Hymns, for the Use of the Catholic Church : To Which Are Prefixed, Feasts and Fasts; Acts of Contrition, Faith, Hope and Charity; Prayers for Mass; Vespers for Sundays; And Novena of St. Francis Xavier; With a Lithographic Likeness of the Saint

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Excerpt from Select Hymns, for the Use of the Catholic Church: To Which Are Prefixed, Feasts and Fasts; Acts of Contrition, Faith, Hope and Charity; Prayers for Mass; Vespers for Sundays; And Novena of St. Francis Xavier; With a Lithographic Likeness of the Saint Not so when profane objects are the theme of our lays. The delight which an obscene ballad will afford a depraved mind, is like the rest of its enjoyments, gross, turbulent, false, and unworthy of a Christian soul. It distils the poi son deep into the heart; and the mouth of the singer, like an open sepulchre, casts around on the hearers the noxious exhalation. The soft strains of a love song, although dis guised unld er an outward appearance of decency, are not per haps less urtful, on account of their tendency to turn upon idols of flesh, the affections of a heart made for God alone. And will not the delicacy of expression, the flowers of poe try, and all the seasonings of wit, joined with the graces of music, render the poison, which is wrapped up in them, still more pernicious to tender and unsuspicious minds? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • English
  • 128 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243288174
  • 9780243288175