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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Music
 
There is a sadness in sweet sound
That quickens tears.
        Aldrich.—Two Songs from the Persian.
  1
Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.
        Henry Ward Beecher.—Sermons, “Plymouth Pulpit,” Second Series: The Right and the Wrong Way of Giving Pleasure.
  2
The deep-toned music thundered down the nave
Gathering the thankfulness of every soul
Into itself, and swept aloft of God.
        Samuel W. Duffield.—Warp and Woof: Leyden.
  3
Music may be divine, but its living is its dying. It gushes and is drunk up by the thirsty silences.
        J. G. Holland.—Plain Talks on Familiar Subjects: Art and Life.
  4
Sweet Music! sacred tongue of God.
        Charles G. Leland.—The Music-Lesson of Confucius.
  5
Sweetest the strain when in the song
  The singer has been lost.
        Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.—The Poet and the Poem.
  6
Music waves eternal wands,—
  Enchantress of the souls of mortals.
        Stedman.—Pan in Wall Street, Stanza 10.
  7
It flowed like liquid pearl through golden cells,
It jangles like a string of golden bells,
It trembled like a wind in golden strings,
It dropped and rolled away in golden rings,
  Then it divided and became a shout,
      That Echo chased about,
      However wild and fleet,
  Until it trod upon its heels with flying feet.
        Stoddard.—To a Celebrated Singer.
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