The tenors voice is spoilt by affectation, And for the bass, the beast can only bellow; In fact, he had no singing education, An ignorant, noteless, timeless, tuneless fellow. ByronDon Juan. Canto IV. St. 87.
At every close she made, th attending throng Replied, and bore the burden of the song: So just, so small, yet in so sweet a note, It seemed the music melted in the throat. DrydenFlower and the Leaf. L. 197.
When I but hear her sing, I fare Like one that raised, holds his ear To some bright star in the supremest Round; Through which, besides the light thats seen There may be heard, from Heaven within, The rests of Anthems, that the Angels sound. Owen FellthamLusoria. XXXIV. Appeared as a poem of Sucklingsbeginning When dearest I but think of thee. Claimed by Felltham in note to ed. 1690, 1696 of his Resolves, Divine, Moral, Biblical.
O Carril, raise again thy voice! let me hear the song of Selma, which was sung in my halls of joy, when Fingal, king of shields, was there, and glowed at the deeds of his fathers. OssianFingal. Bk. III. St. 1.
But would you sing, and rival Orpheus strain. The wondring forests soon should dance again; The moving mountains hear the powerful call, And headlong streams hang listening in their fall! PopeSummer. L. 81.
Every night he comes With musics of all sorts and songs composd To her unworthiness: it nothing steads us To chide him from our eaves; for he persists As if his life lay ont. Alls Well That Ends Well. Act III. Sc. 7. L. 39.