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Memorabilia, Or, Recollections, Historical, Biographical, and Antiquarian (Paperback) Loot Price: R383
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Memorabilia, Or, Recollections, Historical, Biographical, and Antiquarian (Paperback): James Savage

Memorabilia, Or, Recollections, Historical, Biographical, and Antiquarian (Paperback)

James Savage

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: their length; hence among the Greeks, who copied from the Egyptians, every thing gradually tapering to a point was stiled an Obelisk. MASON THE POET. JL HE merit of this gentleman as a poet is well known. However he was not satisfied with the applause he received in that character; he was desirous also of being esteemed a good musician and a good painter. In music he succeeded better than in painting. He performed decently on the harpsichord, and, by desire, I undertook, says Dr. Miller, in the History of Doncaster, to teach him the principles of composition; but that I never could effect. Indeed, others before me had failed in the attempt, nevertheless he fancied himself qualified to compose; for a short Anthem of his, beginning " Lord of all power and might," was performed at the Chapel Royal, of which only the melody was his own; the bass was composed by another person. The same may be said of two more Anthems, sung in the Cathedral of York. In painting he never arrived even to a degree of mediocrity; so true is Pope's observation: " One science only will one genius fit, " So vast is art, so narrow human wit." Fond, however, of being, considered as a patron both of music and painting, he contributed to the advancement of several young men by his recommendation: yet I never knew him patronize but one, in either of these arts, whom he did not desert afterwards, without his former favourite ever knowing in what he had offended him. " When young," says Dr. Miller, " I was one of those he took under his protection. He permitted me to dedicate the music of some elegies to him, and also gave me pieces of his own writing to set to music, particularly the " Ode to Death" in Caractacus. However, at the end of a few years, I found myself involved in the disgrace of oth...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: James Savage
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-02200-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-02200-6
Barcode: 9780217022002

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