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Ocean Echoes - One Who Sang
AS I walked along that September night thinking of the good and the bad thatis in all of us I heard away off in the distance the sound of a banjo. It seemed cheerful in view of the sadness I had just left, and I turned towards it, walking along the lake. Now the sound became plainer, and I could hear a man's voice, old and cracked, singing an ancient rebel song.
Ocean Echoes - Old Austen Sees Daylight
IT was four hundred miles to an eye specialist, eighty to the railroad, and I had nineteen dollars in my pocket. Nevertheless, I made the first move by hiring a horse from a farmer for ten dollars and the promise to send him back from Bishop. I launched the old man Austen was his name, and seemed to be all the name he had upon him, with a blanket over the horse's bare back, and the banjo and violin tucked each under an arm.
Ocean Echoes - Far Reaching Consequences
A HAPPY greeting Austen and I got when we got back to the ranch. The lady's cow money seemed to have given her happiness in the joy brought to that old man, joy in having sight of the valleys, the green grass, and the mountain streams, and to look at his banjo and really see its strings.
Ocean Echoes - The Last Chapter
WE had come into the war now, and as anxious as I was to do something to help, I found little encouragement in the West. Wherever I made application, the response was : 'Wait, wait, don't be in a hurry.' The same thing had happened to me in 1898. I left a ship then and trained for our war with Spain three months at my own expense, only to be told that Uncle Sam had more volunteers than he could use.
Nature Of Music
THE design of this chapter is to gain an advantageous point of outlook for our subject. In order to discuss the relation of psychology to music the two related things must be separately brought into view, especially those aspects of them which have manifest reciprocal bearings.
Psychological Character Of Music Study
AT the close of the preceding chapter we said that psychology must give laws and principles for the study of music. This is a very significant statement, and claims our further attention in the present chapter.
Musical Faculty
IT is important to have a right conception of a mental faculty. Erroneous views formerly held in regard to the nature of the mental faculties have given rise' to mischievous psychological doctrines, the influence of which still lingers.
Concept-wass And Psychic Life
CONCEPTS are ideas formed in the mind from sense impressions by thinking, reflecting, reasoning,etc. Soul life is concept life. The stream of consciousness at any moment of our existence consists of concepts, and without concepts there is no consciousness.
Means Of Musical Expression
I have said that music is first a conception of the mind and afterwards an expression insound, first ideal, and afterwards formal. Expression means literally pressing out, that is, giving objective form to subjective ideas.
Music Psychology - Habit
By habit we mean a fixed disposition to do a thing, and a facility in doing it, the result of numerous repetitions of the action a fixed tendency to think, feel, or act in a particular way under special circumstances (Sully).
Music Psychology - Association
THE workings of thought often seem mysterious. Ideas come into our minds apparently without cause and without connection. For days and weeks perhaps I have been trying to recall some name, but all in vain.
Music Psychology - Memory
MEMORY is that faculty of mind by which we retain the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events, and by which such knowledge is recalled after it has once dropped from consciousness. An act of memory involves several particulars. There is, first of all, the fact of retention.
Music Psychology - Imagination
Imagination is that power of mind by which we form pictures of things not present. It is the power of representing a mental product as an image. As the name denotes, imagination is the image making, or image showing faculty. The Germans call it Einbildungskraft.
Music Psychology - Feelings And Emotions
The feelings constitute one of the three grand divisions of psychology Perceptions and conceptions are accompanied by certain states of mind, such as anger, fear, hate, love, joy, grief,shame, pride, avarice, revenge, humility, etc., etc. These are broadly called feelings or emotions.
Music Psychology - The Will
WILL is the name usually given to the executive faculty of the soul. It makes the third grand division of our psychology, and completes the round of all the known modes of mental activity. An act of will implies choice, motive and execution.
Landmarks Of Canada
CANADA today, exultant over a heritage of lands outstretching any other in our world-wide Empire, exultant over their illimitable riches, above ground and below ; exultant, too, and with better cause, over the abounding vigour of her home-grown breed of pioneers.
Quebec Chronology
1535.-JACQUES CARTIER enters the St. Charles River on the 14th of September and winters beside the Indian village of Stadacana, the site of which is now included in the city of Quebec.
Quebec Battlefields
THE CANADIAN PRESS patriotically gave the Appeal to History a circulation of 3,000,000, by reprinting it verbatim from the King's Printer's advance edition of moo copies in each language, published on Montcalm's birthday, the 29th of February.
Wolfe And Gray's Elegy
MANY good people resent any review of the facts about a picturesque incident as a wanton attempt to lay sacrilegious hands on what they secretly fear is almost too good to be true. And I am well aware that, in this very matter of Wolfe and Gray's Elegy, I have been repeatedly held up to fond believers.
Canada - The Second American Invasion
ALL true Canadians will be glad to learn that a great and long-standing national reproach has now been fittingly removed. During no less than one hundred and twenty-seven years—from 1775 to 1902-nothing had been done to mark the spot where Canada stood at bay against the combined assault of Montgomery and Arnold on Quebec.
Quebec - The Fortress City
THE Indian made a stronghold at Quebec before the white man came. The white man has been building forts there in five different centuries already. And he is still building forts there today.
First Five-nation War
QUEBEC has already lived so many hours of glorious life that she can no longer make new history except on old historic ground.
Tercentennial Quebec
A CENTURY hence, when Canada will be celebrating her four hundredth birthday, our successors will undoubtedly quote the precedents established at the Quebec Tercentenary, and recognize, better than we can to-day, the profound significance of that unique event.
Quebec - An Ursuline Epic
IN the heart of Quebec is an oblong block of houses, about a quarter of a mile long and half as broad. The streets on three sides of it bear the names of St. Ursula, St. Louis and St. Anne. But saints' names alone are nothing unusual in Quebec.
Quebec - An Ursuline Epic Part Two
When Louis XI lay on his death-bed, in his château of Plessis-les-Tours, he wished to send the holiest man he could find to bring the greatest saint of Christendom to console his last days on earth.
Quebec - An Ursuline Epic Part Three
The landing of La Mère Marie de l'Incarnation was indeed an event of deep national importance. She is unquestionably one of the five founders of New France, and her fame with posterity is quite as secure as that of Champlain, Laval, Frontenac or Talon.
Quebec - An Ursuline Epic Part Four
Quebec was then but a tiny outpost on the edge of an unknown, illimitable wilderness. It had been in precarious existence for only some thirty years. Its founder, the staunch and pious Champlain, had died a little over three years before, leaving it with barely a hundred inhabitants.
Quebec - An Ursuline Epic Part Five
La Mere Marie had a deep, though indirect, influence on the new order of things. All the women of the old order had passed through her school, all the girls of the new were her pupils. Her reputation for sanctity and wisdom extended over people of both sexes and all classes.
Quebec - An Ursuline Epic Part Six
La Mère Marie's influence has always remained inspiringly alive ; and the tradition of her service has been greatly strengthened by many personal links between the passing centuries. Only three nuns had died during the first Ursuline generation ; and some of the twenty-five on the roll in 1675 lived long enough to connect Frontenac's first administration with the first capture of Louisbourg...
Quebec - An Ursuline Epic Part Seven
St. Ursula is reverenced in the cloisters as a great patroness of learning. St. Angela founded the Ursulines as a teaching order in 1537. And La Mère Marie de l'Incarnation and her successors have always looked upon their school as the prime object of all their work in Canada.
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