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FAVORITE SONGS FOR SCHOOL AND HOME
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Charm of Voice.輸midst the gay life, the beauュtiful forms, the brilliant colors of an Athenian multiュtude, and an Athenian street, the repulsive features, the unwieldy figure, the naked feet, the rough threadュbare attire of the philosopher Socrates must have excited every sentiment of astonishment and ridicule which strong contrast can produce. It was (so his disciples described it) as if one of the marble satyrs, which sat in grotesque attitudes with pipe or flute in the sculptors' shops of Athens, had left his seat of stone and walked into the plane-tree avenue or the gymnastic colonnade. Gradually the crowd gathered round him. At first he spoke of those plying their trades about him; and they shouted with laughter as he poured forth his homely jokes. But soon the magic
charm of his voice made itself felt. The peculiar sweetness of its tone had an effect which even the thunder of Pericles failed to produce. The laughter ceased葉he crowd thickened葉he gay youth, whom nothing else could tame, stood transfixed and aweュstruck in his presence葉here was a solemn thrill in his words, such as his hearers could compare to nothュing but the mysterious sensation produced by the clash of drum and cymbal in the worship of the great mother of the gods: the head swam葉he heart leaped at the sound葉ears rushed from their eyes, and they felt that, unless they tore themselves speedily away from that fascinated circle, they should ere long sit down at his feet and grow old in listening to the marvelous music of this second Marsyas.Athenceum.
FADING, STILL FADING
Portuguese.
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