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There is no mere earthly immortality I envy so much as the poet's. If your name is to live at all, it is so much more to have it live in people's hearts than only in their brains! I don't know that one's eyes fill with tears when he thinks of the famous inventor of logarithms; but a song of Burns' or a hymn of Charles Wesley's goes straight to your heart, and you can't help loving both of them, the sinner as well as the saint The works of other men live, but their person�ality dies out of their labors; the poet who reproduces himself in his creation, as no other artist does or can, goes down *o posterity with his personality blended with whatever is imperishable in his song.�Holmes.
In its physical effects alone music is worth far mor% than all it costs in the pupil's study or teaching force, in its influence upon mental and physical health, and the resultant energy of effort to grasp and master the daily tasks assigned. The earnest efforts to give forth school songs with spirit and emphasis quickens the brain, expands the lungs, vitalizes the blood, quiets ner-vous irritability, chases away the blues, and warms up the whole human organism into the best condition and the happiest mood for the exercises of the day. Thus more work, and better work, can be done in six hours by the wide-awake teacher with music as an auxiliary to his work than in twelve hours without it�Hickok
W. J. Wetmoreb. W. B. Bradbury.
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