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" Lord, what music hast thou provided for the Saints in Heaven, when thou affordest bad men such music on Earth... "
The Complete Angler, Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse ... - Page 8
by Izaak Walton, Sir John Hawkins, John Hawkins - 1822 - 383 pages
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Medical Council, Volume 14

1909 - 556 pages
...the poor laborer sleeps securely, should hear, as I have often, the clear airs, the sweet discants, the natural rising and falling, the doubling and redoubling of her voice, might well be lifted above the Earth and say, 'Lord, what music hast thou provided for the saints above in heaven, when thou affordest...
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Fish Stories Alleged and Experienced: With a Little History Natural and ...

Charles Frederick Holder, David Starr Jordan - 1909 - 422 pages
...displays her virtues to him. But most of all, the nightingale delights his heart, and leads him to say, ' Lord, what music hast Thou provided for the saints in heaven, when Thou afforded bad men such music on earth ! ' " " I'll tell you, scholar," he says, " that when I sat last...
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Models for Study

1911 - 200 pages
...not ceased. He that at midnight, when the very laborer sleeps securely, should hear, as I have very often, the clear airs, the sweet descants, the natural...Thou provided for the saints in Heaven, when Thou affordest bad men such music on earth?" OF STUDIES BY FRANCIS BACON Studies serve or delight, for ornament,...
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Elements of English Grammar

A. E. Sharp - 1911 - 264 pages
...snatched a damask bud. 9. " Our work," said I, " was well begun." 10. He that hears the nightingale might say, " Lord, what music hast Thou provided for the saints in heaven, when Thou affordest bad men such music on earth 1" 11. And wonder if thou haunt'st their shy retreats. 12. Children...
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English Prose: From the sixteenth century to the restoration

Sir Henry Craik - 1913 - 624 pages
...not ceased. He that at midnight, when the very labourer sleeps securely, should hear, as I have very often, the clear airs, the sweet descants, the natural...Thou provided for the saints in heaven, when Thou affordest bad men such music on earth ? " (From The Complete Angler.) ANGLING AN ART Piscator. Well,...
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The New Science and English Literature in the Classical Period ...

Carson Samuel Duncan - 1918 - 204 pages
...sweet descants, the 7 The Complete Angler, p. 96. "Ibid. p. 117. 'Ibid. p. 84. Ibid. p. 42. "Ibid. natural rising and falling, the doubling and redoubling...thou provided for the Saints in Heaven, when thou affordest bad men such music on earth' ".1S In Walton there is a partial fulfilment of Sprat's injunction...
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A Mirror of the Soul: Short Studies in the Psalter

John Vaughan - 1913 - 166 pages
...cowslip bank," for "the sweet smell of lavender." Listening to the notes of the nightingale, he exclaims, "Lord, what music hast Thou provided for the saints...when Thou affbrdest bad men such music on earth." Resting in " the cool shade of a honeysuckle hedge," he invites his companion to join with him in thankfulness...
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Representative passages from English literature, chosen and arranged by W.H ...

William Henry Hudson - 1914 - 362 pages
...not ceased. He that at midnight, when the very labourer sleeps securely, should hear, as I have very often, the clear airs, the sweet descants, the natural...Thou provided for the saints in heaven, when Thou afiordest bad men such music on earth ?" WALLER (OUTLINE HISTORY, 49) OLD AGE (From Divine Poems)...
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The Age of Dryden

Richard Garnett - 1916 - 344 pages
...not ceased. He that at midnight, when the very labourer sleeps securely, should hear, as I have very often, the clear airs, the sweet descants, the natural...the doubling and redoubling of her voice, might well bo lifted above earth, and say Lord, what music hast thou provided for the saints in heaven, when thou...
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Paradise Lost ...

John Milton - 1916 - 224 pages
...employs descant here to signify the varied notes of the nightingale. Cf. Isaac Walton's description — " the clear airs, the sweet descants, the natural rising...falling, the doubling and redoubling of her voice" (ie the nightingale's), Complete Angler, I. i. So Spenser says of the thrush, "the Mavis descant playes,"...
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