Charles Auchester: A Memorial ...

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Hurst and Blackett, successors to H. Colburn, 1853
 

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الصفحة 294 - IN announcing the new, revised, and greatly augmented Edition of this important and interesting work, which has been considered unique in biographical literature, the publishers beg to direct attention...
الصفحة 188 - I knew not much about London orchestras, and was taking a particular stare, when Miss Lawrence whispered in a manner that only aroused, not disturbed me : " There is our old friend Santonio. Do look and see how little he is altered ! " I caught his countenance instantly, — as fine, as handsome, a little worn at its edges, but rather refined by that process than otherwise. " I did not ask about him, because I did not know he was in London. He is, then, settled here ; and is he very popular ? " "...
الصفحة 175 - You cannot speak too much, sir, and you know a great deal more than I do. My feeling was that I could perhaps have shown the world that simplicity of life is not interfered with by a public career, and that those who love what is beautiful must also love what is good, and endeavor to live up to it besides. I have spoken to several musicians abroad, who came to me on purpose ; they all extolled my voice, and entreated me to sing upon the stage. I did so then because I was poor and had several things...
الصفحة 174 - Music, Miss Benette, it appears to me, so long as it preserves its purity, may consecrate all the forms of art by raising them into its own atmosphere, — govern them as the soul the body. But where music is itself degraded, its very type defaced, its worship rendered ridiculous, its nature mere name, by its own master the rest falls. I know not much about it, but I know how little the drama depends on music in this country, and how completely, in the first place, one must lend one's self to its...

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