The Power of Musick (Supply Belcher)
- Editor: Aaron Giles (submitted 2016-09-26). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 73 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Transcribed from The Harmony of Maine
Original text and translations
Hark! some soft swell pants on the ev'ning breeze,
The ocean smoothes and stills the rustling trees;
'Tis Pindar's harp in more than Pythian strain,
Now strung to charm with song each mental pain.
Thus musick's soft alarms can A'te's rage control.
And lull in dreams of ecstacy the tortur'd soul.
Revolting at the sound, the savage sighs,
And friendship sparkles in the tyger's eyes:
Lo! Jove's fierce bolts in rapid flight expire
While hissing serpents drop their vengeful ire.
Pale sorrows die, alternate passions move,
Awakes despair or softens into love;
In wild disorder haggard envy starts,
And joy on sullen melancholy darts.