Latin Hymns With Original Translations: In Four Parts; I. Dies Iræ; II. Stabat Mater (Dolorosa); III. Stabat Mater (Speciosa); IV. Old Gems in New Settings (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Latin Hymns With Original Translations: In Four Parts; I. Dies Iræ; II. Stabat Mater (Dolorosa); III. Stabat Mater (Speciosa); IV. Old Gems in New Settings

One great secret of the power and enduring popo larity of this Hymn is, undoubtedly, its genuineness. A vital fincerity breathes throughout. It is a cry de prqfundz's; and the cry becomes sometimes - so in tense are the terror and solicitude - almoft a fhriek. It is in the higheft degree pathetic The Muse is Mater Lachrymarum, Our Lady of Tears. Every line weeps. Underneath every word and syl lable, a living heart throbs and pulsates. The very rhythm, or that alternate elevation and depre?ion of the voice, which prosodif'ts call the mfis and the t/yefir, one might almofl: fancy were synchronous With the contraction and the dilatation of the heart. It is more than dramatic. The horror and the dread are real: are actual not acted. A human heart is laid bare, quivering with life, and we see and hear its tumultuous throbbings. We sympathize - nay, be fore we are aware, we have changed places. We, too, tremble and quail and cry aloud.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Abraham Coles

Hardback

Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780265418178

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

Page Count - 277

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