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Listen to that song, and learn it! Half my kingdom would I give, As I live, If by such songs you would earn it.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn (pt. I, The Musician's Tale, The Saga of King Olaf, pt. V)

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And grant that when I face the grisly Thing, My song may trumptet down the gray Perhaps Let me be as a tune-swept fiddlestring That feels the Master Melody--and snaps.

John Gneisenau Neihardt Quotes , Source: Let me live out my Years

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She makes her hand hard with labour, and her heart soft with pity: and when winter evenings fall early (sitting at her merry wheel), she sings a defiance to the giddy wheel of fortune . . . and fears no manner of ill because she means none.

Sir Thomas Overbury Quotes , Source: A Fair and Happy Milkmaid

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I think, whatever mortals crave, With impotent endeavor, A wreath--a rank--a throne--a grave-- The world goes round forever; I think that life is not too long, And therefore I determine, That many people read a song, Who will not read a sermon.

Winthrop Mackworth Praed Quotes , Source: Chant of the Brazen Head

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Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be. [Lat., Etiam singulorum fatigatio quamlibet se rudi modulatione solatur.]

Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian) Quotes , Source: De Institutione Oratoria (I, 81)

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Builders, raise the ceiling high, Raise the dome into the sky, Hear the wedding song! For the happy groom is near, Tall as Mars, and statelier, Hear the wedding song!

Sappho Quotes , Source: Fragments, (J.S. Easby Smith's translation)

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Song forbids victorious deeds to die.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: The Artists

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The lively Shadow-World of Song.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: The Artists

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Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song, That old and antique song we heard last night. Methought it did relieve my passion much, More than light airs and recollected terms Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times. Come, but one verse.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Orsino, Duke of Illyria at II, iv)

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Songs consecrate to truth and liberty.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: To Wordsworth (l. 12)

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