The Works of William Mason, Volume 3

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811
 

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Página 314 - Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood Of flutes and soft recorders...
Página 29 - Viselli : 105 est modus in rebus, sunt certi denique fines, quos ultra citraque nequit consistere rectum.
Página 298 - At last divine Cecilia came, Inventress of the vocal frame; The sweet enthusiast, from her sacred store, Enlarged the former narrow bounds, And added length to solemn sounds, With Nature's mother-wit, and arts unknown before. Let old Timotheus yield the prize, Or both divide the crown : He raised a mortal to the skies : She drew an angel down.
Página 224 - And breathe an air divine on every face ; Yet should the Muses bid my numbers roll Strong as their charms, and gentle as their soul; With Zeuxis...
Página 223 - The living image in the painter's breast! Thence endless streams of fair ideas flow, Strike in the sketch, or in the picture glow; Thence Beauty, waking all her forms, supplies An angel's sweetness, or Bridgewater's eyes.1 Muse! at that name thy sacred sorrows shed...
Página 310 - The interim of unsweating themselves regularly and convenient rest before meat may both with profit and delight be taken up in recreating and composing their travailed spirits with the solemn and divine harmonies of music, heard or learned either while the skilful organist plies his grave and fancied descant in lofty fugues or the whole symphony with artful and unimaginable touches adorn and grace the well-studied chords of some choice composer — sometimes the lute or soft organ-stop waiting on...
Página 355 - HARRY, whose tuneful and well-measured song First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent, not to scan With Midas' ears, committing short and long, Thy worth and skill exempts thee from the throng, With praise enough for Envy to look wan : To after age thou shalt be writ the man That with smooth air couldst humour best our tongue. Thou honour'st verse, and verse must lend her wing To honour thee, the priest of Phoebus...
Página 198 - Truth is the object of our understanding, as good is of our will; and the understanding can no more be delighted with a lie, than the will can choose an apparent evil. As truth is the end of all our speculations, so the discovery of it is the pleasure of them; and since a true knowledge of nature gives us pleasure, a lively imitation of it, either in poetry or painting, must of necessity produce a much greater: for both these arts . . . are not only true imitations of nature, but of the best nature,...
Página 23 - RUE poetry the Painter's power displays : True Painting emulates the Poet's lays ; The rival sisters, fond of equal fame, Alternate change their office and their name ; Bid silent Poetry the canvass warm, . 5 The tuneful page with speaking picture charm.
Página 73 - Yet higher still great TITIAN dar'd to soar, He reach'd the loftiest heights of colouring's power ; His friendly tints in happiest mixture flow, His shades and lights their just gradations know; His were those dear delusions of the art...

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