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Tom he was a piper's son, He learned to play when he was young; Bug all the tune that he could play Was "Over the hills and far away." - Unattributed Author,

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Distracted Jockey's Lamentation--Pills to Purge Melancholy, found in "The Nursery Rhymes of England"

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Music religious heat inspires, It wakes the soul, and lifts it high, And wings it with sublime desires, And fits it to bespeak the Deity.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: A Song for St. Cecilia's Day (st. 4)

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[T]he music's pure algebra of enchantment.

Conrad Potter Aiken (used pseudonym Samuel Jeake, Jr.) Quotes , Source: at a musical concert

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Music tells no truths.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. A Village Feast)

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Rugged the breast that music cannot tame.

John Codrington Bampfylde Quotes , Source: Sonnet in Praise of Delia

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If music and sweet poetry agree.

Richard Barnfield Quotes , Source: Sonnet

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Gayly the troubadour Touched his guitar.

Thomas Haynes Bayly Quotes , Source: Welcome Me Home

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Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the cornerstone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. XXXVIII, v. 6-7)

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We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXXXVII, v. 2)

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God is its author, and not man; he laid The key-note of all harmonies; he planned All perfect combinations, and he made Us so that we could hear and understand.

John Gardiner Calkins Brainard Quotes , Source: Music

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The rustle of the leaves in summer's hush When wandering breezes touch them, and the sigh That filters through the forest, or the gush That swells and sinks amid the branches high,-- 'Tis all the music of the wind, and we Let fancy float on the aeolian breath.

John Gardiner Calkins Brainard Quotes , Source: Music

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"Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast," And therefore proper at a sheriff's feast.

Rev. James Bramston Quotes , Source: Man of Taste, first line quoted from Prior

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Yet half the beast is the great god Pan, To laugh, as he sits by the river, Making a poet out of a man. The true gods sigh for the cost and the pain-- For the reed that grows never more again As a reed with the reeds of the river.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: A Musical Instrument

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Her voice, the music of the spheres, So loud, it deafens mortals' ears; As wise philosophers have thought, And that's the cause we hear it not.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto I, l. 617)

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For discords make the sweetest airs.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto I, l. 919)

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Soprano, basso, even the contra-alto Wished him five fathom under the Rialto.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Beppo (st. 32)

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Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 21)

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There's music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XV, st. 5)

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And hears thy stormy music in the drum!

Thomas Campbell Quotes , Source: Pleasures of Hope (pt. I)

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Life is a song. Love is the music.

Anonymous Quotes

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I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Elvis Presley Quotes

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Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

Mark Twain Quotes

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Cute little babies that fall out of swings - These are a few of my favorite things.

Oscar Hammerstein Quotes

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Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Groucho Marx Quotes

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Most rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.

Frank Zappa Quotes

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