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. 1898 Excerpt: ...in all good save surprise. So I remarked upon our Schumann's victories Over the commonplace, how faded phrase grew fine, And palled ...Read MoreThis 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. 1898 Excerpt: ...in all good save surprise. So I remarked upon our Schumann's victories Over the commonplace, how faded phrase grew fine, And palled perfection--piqued, upstartled by that brine, His pickle--bit the mouth and burnt the tongue aright, Beyond the merely good no longer exquisite: Then took things as I found, and thanked without demur The pretty piece--played through that movement, you prefer, Where dance and shuffle past, --he scolding while she pouts, 16 59 She canting while he calms, --in those eternal bouts Of age, the dog--with youth, the cat--by rose-festoon Tied teasingly enough--Columbine, Pantaloon: She, toe-tips and staccato, --legato shakes his poll And shambles in pursuit, the senior. Ft la folk! Lie to him! get his gold and pay its price! begin Your trade betimes, nor wait till you 've wed Har-lequin And need, at the week's end, to play the duteous wife, And swear you still love slaps and leapings more than life! Pretty 1 I say. xcm. And so, I somehow-nohow played The whole o' the pretty piece; and then.. whatever weighed 16 70 My eyes down, furled the films about my wits? suppose, The morning-bath, --the sweet monotony of those Three keys, flat, flat and flat, never a sharp at all, --Or else the brain's fatigue, forced even here to fall Into the same old track, and recognize the shift From old to new, and back to old again, and, --swift Or slow, no matter, --still the certainty of change, Conviction we shall find the false, where'er we range, In art no less than nature: or what if wrist were numb, And over-tense the muscle, abductor of the thumb, 1680 Taxed by those tenths' and twelfths' unconscionable stretch? Howe'er it came to pass, I soon was far to fetch--Gone off in company with Music! xciv. Whither bound Except for Venice? She it was, by instinct f...Read Less
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