Speaking of comic songs and parties, reminds me of a rather curious incident at which I once assisted; which, as it throws much light upon the inner mental working of human nature in general, ought, I think, to be recorded in these pages.
He (Herr Boschen) said it was generally acknowledged to be one of the most tragic and pathetic songs in the German language.
And," we are told, "his songs and his verse were so winsome to hear, that his teachers themselves wrote and learned from his mouth.
A person appeared to him then in a dream and, calling him by name, said, 'Caedmon, sing some song to me.
That Hermann should have gone to that place at all, was not wise; that he should have gone with such a song as that in his mouth was a most serious mistake.
In the beautiful, refreshing, still nights of spring, when the moon pours her silver light over the Country, the listening shipper hears from the rushing of the waves, the echoing Clang of a wonderfully charming voice, which sings a song from the crystal castle, and with sorrow and fear he thinks on the young Count Hermann, seduced by the Nymph.
To those songs I trace my first glimmering conception of the dehumanizing char- acter of slavery.
The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.
He went to live with the Meat-Eaters and to be a singer of songs
to the king.
I do call to mind a song
that a certain minstrel used to sing in my father's hall, upon occasion.
Every Tragedy, therefore, must have six parts, which parts determine its quality--namely, Plot, Character, Diction, Thought, Spectacle, Song
When she had finished her song
the Student got up, and pulled a note-book and a lead-pencil out of his pocket.
of the sea from the lips of the shell--Pshaw
Thus on the coffin loud and long I strike - the murmur sent Through the grey chambers to my song
, Shall be the accompaniment.
You have an extraordinary talent," the princess said to her after Varenka had sung the first song