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Of course - I've been mixing up the two songs. It was Jenkins confused me, you know.
Speaking of comic songs and parties, reminds me of a rather curious incident at which I once assisted; which, as it throws much light upon the inner mental working of human nature in general, ought, I think, to be recorded in these pages.
A person appeared to him then in a dream and, calling him by name, said, 'Caedmon, sing some song to me.'
But Caedmon could neither read nor write, nor is it at all likely that he ever learned to do either even after he became a monk, for we are told that "he was well advanced in years" before his great gift of song came to him.
That Hermann should have gone to that place at all, was not wise; that he should have gone with such a song as that in his mouth was a most serious mistake.
In the beautiful, refreshing, still nights of spring, when the moon pours her silver light over the Country, the listening shipper hears from the rushing of the waves, the echoing Clang of a wonderfully charming voice, which sings a song from the crystal castle, and with sorrow and fear he thinks on the young Count Hermann, seduced by the Nymph."
I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meaning of those rude and apparently incoherent songs. I was myself within the circle; so that I nei- ther saw nor heard as those without might see and hear.
"There was too much to think about, and, also, there were the guards sticking spears into us, and Big-Fat talking about God, and the Bug singing new songs. And when any man did think right, and said so, Tiger- Face and the guards got him, and he was tied out to the rocks at low tide so that the rising waters drowned him.
"I do call to mind a song that a certain minstrel used to sing in my father's hall, upon occasion.
'Song,' it is a term whose sense every one understands.
When she had finished her song the Student got up, and pulled a note-book and a lead-pencil out of his pocket.
The song of the sea from the lips of the shell--Pshaw!
Or that my tone should be Tun'd to such solemn song So mournfully - so mournfully, That the dead may feel no wrong.
"You have an extraordinary talent," the princess said to her after Varenka had sung the first song extremely well.
4-6) Hail, goddess, queen of well-built Salamis and sea-girt Cyprus; grant me a cheerful song. And now I will remember you and another song also.