An account of the visit of Handel to Dublin

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Pagina 103 - But soon, ah soon, rebellion will commence, If music meanly borrows aid from sense : Strong in new arms, lo ! giant Handel stands, Like bold Briareus, with a hundred hands ; To stir, to rouse, to shake the soul he comes, And Jove's own thunders follow Mars's drums, Arrest him, empress ; or you sleep no more...
Pagina 15 - It was Mr Western's custom every afternoon, as soon as he was drunk, to hear his daughter play on the harpsichord ; for he was a great lover of music, and perhaps, had he lived in town, might have passed for a connoisseur; for he always excepted against the finest compositions of Mr Handel.
Pagina 83 - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness ; God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Pagina 69 - Relief of the Prisoners in the several Gaols, and for the Support of Mercer's Hospital in Stephen's street, and of the Charitable Infirmary on the Inn's Quay, on Monday the 12th of April, will be performed at the Musick Hall in Fishamble street, Mr.
Pagina 64 - A THING of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Pagina 87 - ... the ladies who honour this performance with their presence would be pleased to come without hoops, as it will greatly increase the charity by making room for more company.
Pagina 88 - Words are wanting to express' the exquisite delight it afforded to the admiring crowded audience. The sublime, the grand, and the tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic, and moving words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished heart and ear.
Pagina 86 - Hall in Fishamble Street, to a most grand, polite, and crowded audience ; and was performed so well that it gave universal satisfaction to all present ; and was allowed by the greatest judges to be the finest composition of music that ever was heard, and the sacred words as properly adapted for the occasion.
Pagina 103 - But soon, ah soon rebellion will commence, If music meanly borrows aid from sense: Strong in new arms, lo! giant Handel stands, Like bold Briareus, with a hundred hands; To stir, to rouse, to shake the soul he comes, And Jove's own thunders follow Mars's drums. Arrest him, Empress; or you sleep no more'— She heard, and drove him to th
Pagina 50 - Auditor-General etc. etc., all which are very much taken with the Poetry, so that I am desired to perform it again the next time.

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