This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 Excerpt: ...in their handes, and doe answere, and say, Amen, to that which the sufFragane or bishop doth speak or demand of the bell; and then they put a new coat or garment upon the bell, and so conjure...
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driving away of al the power, craft, and subtiltie of the devill, and to the benefit and profit of the souls of them that be dead, (especially if they bee rich, and can pay the sexton well,) and for many other like thynges. Insomuche that the belles are so holy, that, so long as the church and the people are (upon any occasion) excommunicate, they may not be rung." FAREWELL CEREMONIES OF THE MODERN GREEKS. In modern Greece, on the day fixed for an individual's departure from the place of his residence, his friends and relatives assemble at his house, to partake of a farewell repast. When this is finished, the traveller sets out, escorted by his relations and the whole of his guests, who accompany him to the distance of some miles. On these occasions, poetry and music are the organs through which are expressed the emotions of this interesting moment. There are songs particularly adapted to this domestic ceremony, which are sung, some during the farewell repast, and others on the road to the spot where the final separation takes place. It is necessary to have been present on one of these affecting occasions, to be able to form any adequate idea of the deep pathos and effect produced by these strains of exile or departure, and to conceive what a dominion over the minds of the Greeks have the love of home, and the recollection of domestic happiness and love, as pictured by the words, and impressed by the melodies of the songs employed on these occasions. EARLY MUSICAL TALENTS OF DR. CROTCH. Dr. Crotch was born at Norwich, in 1775. His father, by trade a car...