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EXTRACTS from the most celebrated Books,
The Whole forming
ACCOUNT of that period.
An Ejay on the Origin, Nature, and Intention of MUSIC.
Music has Charms to sooth a lavage Breast,
By melting Numbers and persuasive Sound. CONGREVE. ***OME authors pretend of speech, which of itself is so high
that the birds caught men ly valuable, something more lively, S
to fing, in suggesting, by more animated, and more proper io their various notes and give utterance to the sentiments of
warbling, how capable the foul. When it is penetrated and the different modulations and tones fired with fome object that strongly of the voice are of pleasing the ear; pofseffes it, the usual language does but man had a more excellent inalter, not suffice for its traniports. Ic to whom alone he ought to direct his springs forth in a manner out of itgratitude.
self, it abandons itself to the emotions The invention of mufic, and of by which it is agitated, it invigothe inftruments, in which a principal rates and redoubles the tone of the part of it confifts, is a present from voice, and repeats its words at difa God, as well as the invention of the ferent pauses ; and, not contented other arts. It adds to the fimple gift with all these efforts, it calls in in. Vol. XII.