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It was a long while before I could get Harris to take a more Christian view of the subject, but I succeeded at last, and he promised me that he would spare the friends and relations at all events, and would not sing comic songs on the ruins.
He could not sing, and although he loved to listen to the songs of others, "whenever he saw the harp come near him," we are told, "he arose out of shame from the feast and went home to his house.
Yes, the conscience is clear and the song is clear, and so these little streams flow on, shining in the clear dawn of a golden past to which all poets and philosophers to come will turn with wistful eyes.
It was on the evening before his departure, as he wished still once to visit the Lei and offer to the Nymph of the Rhine his Sighs, the tones of his Zither, and his Songs.
I have sometimes thought that the mere hearing of those songs would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the read- ing of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do.
There was too much to think about, and, also, there were the guards sticking spears into us, and Big-Fat talking about God, and the Bug singing new songs.
I do bethink me, Will, that thou didst use to have a pretty voice, and one that tuned sweetly upon a song.
Next, Song and Diction, for these are the medium of imitation.
Sing me one last song," he whispered; "I shall feel very lonely when you are gone.
So it was, more by tone and emphasis and context of situation than by anything else, that Jerry came hazily to identify himself with names such as: Dog, Mister Dog, Adventurer, Strong Useful One, Sing Song Silly, Noname, and Quivering Love-Heart.
Or that my tone should be Tun'd to such solemn song So mournfully - so mournfully, That the dead may feel no wrong.
Nay, but of that lonely glass in the social solitude of the tavern,--alone, but not alone, for the glass is sure to bring a dream to bear it company, and it is a poor dream that cannot raise a song.
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