|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|There is a sadness in sweet sound|
That quickens tears.
Aldrich.Two Songs from the Persian.
|Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.|
Henry Ward Beecher.Sermons, Plymouth Pulpit, Second Series: The Right and the Wrong Way of Giving Pleasure.
|The deep-toned music thundered down the nave|
Gathering the thankfulness of every soul
Into itself, and swept aloft of God.
Samuel W. Duffield.Warp and Woof: Leyden.
|Music may be divine, but its living is its dying. It gushes and is drunk up by the thirsty silences.|
J. G. Holland.Plain Talks on Familiar Subjects: Art and Life.
|Sweet Music! sacred tongue of God.|
Charles G. Leland.The Music-Lesson of Confucius.
|Sweetest the strain when in the song|
The singer has been lost.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.The Poet and the Poem.
|Music waves eternal wands,|
Enchantress of the souls of mortals.
Stedman.Pan in Wall Street, Stanza 10.
|It flowed like liquid pearl through golden cells,|
It jangles like a string of golden bells,
It trembled like a wind in golden strings,
It dropped and rolled away in golden rings,
Then it divided and became a shout,
That Echo chased about,
However wild and fleet,
Until it trod upon its heels with flying feet.
Stoddard.To a Celebrated Singer.