“Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast
“Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
I’ve read, that things inanimate have mov’d,
And, as with living Souls, have been inform’d,
By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.
What then am I? Am I more senseless grown
Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe!
‘Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs.
Anselmo sleeps, and is at Peace; last Night
The silent Tomb receiv’d the good Old King;
He and his Sorrows now are safely lodg’d
Within its cold, but hospitable Bosom.
Why am not I at Peace?”
~William Congreve, The Mourning Bride (1697)
Random Fact….Often misquoted as: “Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast”, and attributed to William Shakespeare. Nope.
Also, love love love these stackable cubes…they grow along with my LP collection.
Just added two more this past weekend. 🙂