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MARCH OF MUSIC.
A Highland Piper having a scholar to teach, thus initiated him into a knowledge of semi-breves, minims, crotchets, and quavers : “ You see that fellow with the white, round, open face,” (pointing to a semi-breve between two lines of a bar,) "he moves slowly from that line to this while you beat one with your foot, and take a long blast. If you now put a leg to him you make two of him, and
he'll move twice as fast. If
you blacken his face, thus, he'll run four times faster than the first fellow with the white face. And what think you ?-After blackening his face, thus, if you bend his knee, or tie his legs, he will hop you still eight times faster than the white-faced fellow I showed you first. Now whenever you blow your pipes, Donald, remember this, the tighter those fellows' legs are tied, the faster they will run, and the quicker they are sure to dance.”
756. In the Eighth Century, sublimely grand, What music bursts o’er Greece and Arab-land ! Behold THE ORGAN!
_Quickly Europe saw The “wondrous edifice,” with holy awe; TO PEPIN, King of France, a gift benign FromGrecian Emperor, the sixth CONSTANTINE.
AND NOBLE PARAGRAPHS,
FROM THE BEST AUTHORS,
ANCIENT AND MODERN.
The character of a man is known from his discourse.
Go a long way to learn any thing useful.
Receiving a kindness, remember it; and conferring one, forget it.
Either say what is better than silence, or be silent.
The figure, indeed, adorns the statue; but actions, the man.
Little kindnesses in season, are greatest to those who receive them in adversity
You will be worthy of respect, amongst all men, if
first begin to respect yourself.
The Sublime is an image reflected from the inward greatness of the soul.
The foolish liar who endeavours to excite the admiration of the company by the relation of adventures which never had any existence; the important coxcomb, who gives himself airs of rank and distinction, to which he well knows he has no just pretensions; are both of them, no doubt, pleased with the applause which they fancy they meet.
Reading maketh a full man ; writing, a correct man; and speaking, a ready man.