William Congreve

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English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)


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William Congreve wrote in his tragedy, The Mourning Bride, "Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
While not denying William Congreve's 1697 observations that "Music has charms to soothe a savage beast," Johnson (contemporary music studies, Macquaries U.
Three centuries ago, when Congreve wrote 'Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast', he was echoing a sentiment of long standing.
There is an old saying "music has charms to soothe a savage beast.
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast", notably mused William Congreve 17-18th century poet/dramatist and that opinion is seconded by Huddersfield bus station manager Helen Schofield.
Coun Colin Waite, chairman of Lancashire County Council's public transport working group, said: "There is a saying that music has charms to soothe the savage breast, so this would seem like an idea worth trying.
MUSIC has the charms to soothe a savage breast, according to the 17th-century playwright William Congreve.
But goals have charms to soothe the most savage breasts and Souness was the first to greet Dunn off the Ewood Park pitch after his first-half strike pushed Blackburn closer to a European slot.