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RODGH ON BRASS BANDS.

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RODGH ON BRASS BANDS. Mr. Justice Cave, during the hearing of f- application in the Court of Queen's Bench to pre- vent the Yarmouth Town Council from giving pecuniary encouragement to a municipal band of music, said to the applicant, It is evident your client objects to music, and there I agree with him." The Lord Chief Justice, who was also on the Bench, replied. I don't. You know what Shakespeare said, 4 The man that hath no music iu himself.' and so on." This at once raises the ques- tion whether Shakespeare was altogether as far- seeing as usual when he makes Lorenza say to Jessica that a man who did not care for music, And is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treason, stratagem, and spoils. Whatever may have been the case in Shakespeare's own day, it is certain that modern times have seen several men eminently great in other things who have been entirely deficient in appre- ciation of music. Sir Walter Scott could tell "Scots wha ha'e" and the "Old Hundred" from other airs, but that was about the limit of his discrimination in concord of sweet sounds," and of what is called classical music his power of enjoyment was alsolutely nil. Charles Lamb hated music as much as the greatest of human beings could hate anything, and the late Dean Stanley often confessed that music was to him a terrible bore. And yet it would be difficult to find three men less likely to indulge in treason or stratagems. The Rev. James Bramston. a forgot- ten satirist of the last century, wrote in "The Man of Taste that Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast, Is therefore proper at a sheriff's feast. Everybody, of course, cannot be a sheriff, but that is no reason why all who do not enjoy music should be dubbed as possessing something savage about them. The defect invites sympathy rather than contumely. If Mr. Justice Cave errs in net appreciating music, he errs in company which is not altogether to be despised.

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