During the cattle drives, Texas cowboy music came into national significance. Its practical purpose is well known--it was used pri...marily to keep the herds quiet at night, for often a ballad sung loudly and continuously enough might prevent a stampede. However, the cowboy also sang because he liked to sing.... In this music of the range and trail is "the grayness of the prairies, the mournful minor note of a Texas norther, and a rhythm that fits the gait of the cowboy's pony."LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Hetty [Burney's sister] set down to the harpsichord and sung ... we departed this life of anguish and misery, and rested our weary... souls in the Elysian field--my papa's study--there, freed from the noise and bustle of the world enjoyed the harmony of chattering--and the melody of music!LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Happy Insect, happy Thou, Dost neither Age, nor Winter know....
But when thou'st drunk, and danc'd, and sung Thy fill, the flowry Leaves among, (Voluptuous, and Wise withal, Epicurean Animal!) Satiated with thy Summer Feast, Thou retir'st to endless Rest.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Softly sweet in Lydian measures Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures.... 'War', he sung, 'is toil and trouble; Honour but an empty bubble. Never ending, still beginning, Fighting still, and still destroying; If the world be worth thy winning, Think, O think it worth enjoying. Lovely Thais sits beside thee, Take the good the Gods provide thee.'LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Men of extraordinary success, in their honest moments, have always sung, "Not unto us, not unto us." According to the faith of the...ir times, they have built altars to Fortune, or to Destiny, or to St. Julian. Their success lay in their parallelism to the course of thought, which found in them an unobstructed channel; and the wonders of which they were the visible conductors seemed to their eye their deed.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »