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" I do not know the air; and until I am complete master of a tune in my own singing (such as it is), I never can compose for it. My way is: I consider the poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression, then choose my theme, begin one... "
Pages from an old volume of life. A collection of essays 1857-1881 - Page 282
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 4

Robert Burns - 1800 - 460 pages
...until lam complete master of a tune, in my own singing, (such as it is) I never can compose for it. My way is : I consider the poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical * This alteration Mr. Thomson has adopted, (or at least intended to adopt) instead of the la.st stanza...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Correspondence with Mr. George Thomson, including ...

Robert Burns - 1806 - 450 pages
...the original song, which is objectionable in point of delicacy. E. it is) I can never compose for it. My way is : I consider the poetic sentiment correspondent...idea of the musical expression ; then choose my theme ; begin one stanza ; when that is composed, which is generally the most difficult part of the business,...
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The prose works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1816 - 714 pages
...complete master of a tune, in my own singing, (such as it is) I can never compose for it. My way is : 1 consider the poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression ; then chuse my theme ; begin one stanza; when • that is composed, which is generally the most difficult...
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The prose works of Robert Burns; containing his letters and correspondence ...

Robert Burns - 1819 - 658 pages
...until I am complete master of a tune, in my own singing (such as it is), I can never compose for it. My way is: I consider the poetic sentiment correspondent...of the musical expression ; then choose my theme; begin one stanza; when that is composed, which is generally the most difficult part of the business,...
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The British Prose Writers...

1819 - 364 pages
...master of a tune, in my own singing (such as it is), 1 can never compose for it. My way is : I considei the poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression; then choose my theme; begin one stanza; when that is composed, which is generally the most difficult part of the business,...
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Letters, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns - 1819 - 388 pages
...own singing (such as it is), 1 can never compose for it. My way is : I consider the poetic seutimeut correspondent to my idea of the musical expression; then choose my theme; begin one stanza; when that is composed, which is generally the most difficult part of the business,...
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications

Constable and co, ltd - 1826 - 734 pages
...tune in my own singing, such as it is, I can never," says Burns, " compose for it. My way is this. I consider the poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression,—then choose my theme,—compose one stanza. When that is composed, which is generally...
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1828 - 324 pages
...tune in my own singing, such as it is, I can never," says Burns, " compose for it. My way is this. I consider the poetic sentiment correspondent to my...the musical expression, — then choose my theme, — compose one stanza. When that is composed, which is generally the most difficult past of the business,...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and Criticism on His ...

Robert Burns - 1831 - 484 pages
...until I am complete master of a tune, in my own singing (such as it is,) I can never compose for it. My way is : I consider the poetic sentiment correspondent...idea of the musical expression ; then choose my theme ; begin one stanza ; when that is composed, which is generally the most difficult part of the business,...
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The Principles of English Composition: Illustrated by Examples with Critical ...

David Booth - 1831 - 366 pages
...in my own singing (such as it is) I can never compose for it. My way is : I consider * Dr. Burney. the poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression ; then choose my theme ; begin one stanza ; when that is composed, which is generally the most difficult part of the business,...
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