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The Little Schoolmaster Mark

A Spiritual Romance

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Author: J.H. Shorthouse
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,393 / 113 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.3
LoC Categories: PS, BR, ML
Downloads: 454
Added to site: 2010.08.11
mnybks.net#: 28690
Origin: gutenberg.org

Mr. Shorthouse has made a worthy continuation to his spiritual romance, in which the wonderful agency of music in stimulating the moral and spiritual life was exhibited. Now, he would show us, in as deep a sense as the poet meant it, that the artist never dies.

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The Prince looked up as the two came in, and waved his disengaged hand for them to stand back, and the next moment the strange phantasmagoria, into which the boy's life was turned, took another phase, and he again lost all perception of what he had seen before; for there burst into the little room the most wonderful voice, which not only he and the Chaplain, but even the Maestro and the Prince, had well-nigh ever heard.

The girl, who was taking her music lesson, had been discovered in Italy by the old Maestro, who managed the music of the private theatre which the Prince had formed. He had heard her, a poor untaught girl, in a coffee-house in Venice, and she afterwards became, in the opinion of some, the most pathetic female actress and singer of the century.

The first chord of her voice penetrated into the boy's nature as nothing had ever done before; he had never heard any singing save that of the peasants at church, and of the boys and girls who sang hymns round the cottage heart

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