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" Handel came to pay his respects to Lord Kinnoul, with whom he was particularly acquainted. His Lordship, as was natural, paid him some compliments on the noble entertainment which he had lately given the town. ' My Lord,' said Handel, ' I should be sorry... "
The Lady's Magazine, Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ... - Page 186
1808
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Feathers for Arrows; Or, Illustrations for Preachers and Teachers, from My ...

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - 1870 - 312 pages
...oratorio of the " Messiah" had won the admiration of many of the great, Lord Kinnoul took occasion to pay him some compliments on the noble entertainment which...only entertained them ; I wish to make them better." It is to be feared that many speechmakers at public meetings could not say as much ; and yet how dare...
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Feathers for Arrows: Or, Illustrations from My Note Book

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - 1870 - 294 pages
...oratorio of the " Messiah " had won the admiration of many of the great, Lord Kinnoul took occasion to pay him some compliments on the noble entertainment which...only entertained them ; I wish to make them better." It is to be feared that many speechmakers at public meetings could not say as much ; and yet how dare...
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Christian thoroughness, a memorial sketch of T. A. Shillington

rev. John Dwyer - 1875 - 232 pages
...having "entertained" a distinguished company with the oratorio of the " Messiah," he replied, "My Lord, I should be sorry if I only entertained them ; I wish to make them better." So it appeared to be Mr. Shillington's aim at his own table and fireside to promote general edification....
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The king's ferry-boat [and other] sermons preached to children

John Nicholas Norton - 1879 - 326 pages
...dependents to sit. There are frequent references to this in old writers. complimented him on the rare entertainment which he had lately given the town....only entertained them; I wish to make them better." I have been telling you some interesting things about salt, but I hope to do more than this. I shall...
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The Life of George Frederick Handel, Volume 2

William Smyth Rockstro - 1883 - 484 pages
...tells us that, 'Some days after the first exhibition of the divine Oratorio, The Messiah, (at London), Handel came to pay his respects to Lord Kinnoul, with...only entertained them. I wish to make them better.' :l In strict conformity with the more serious side of his character, exhibited in the two last anecdotes,...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 34; Volume 40

1906 - 968 pages
...God Himself." Some days after the first exhibition of the divine oratorio, "The Messiah," at London, Handel came to pay his respects to Lord Kinnoul, with...only entertained them ; I wish to make them better." He has made men better. And through the years to come, wherever "The Messiah" is sung, his music, set...
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The great composers, or Stories of the lives of eminent musicians, by C.E ...

John Joseph Brown - 1883 - 374 pages
...repeated. Lord Kinnoul had complimented him on the noble ' entertainment ' which by the ' Messiah ' he had lately given the town. ' My lord,' said Handel, ' I should be sorry if I only entertained them — / wish to make them better.' And when some one questioned him on his feelings when composing the...
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The Way to Win: Showing how to Succeed in Life

John Thomas Dale - 1887 - 650 pages
...entertainment he had afforded the people by his new oratorio, " The Messiah," he replied, " My lord, I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wish to make them better." That was a noble declaration which has come down to us through the centuries from Alfred the Great:...
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Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact: Selected and Arranged ...

Walter Baxendale - 1888 - 708 pages
...oratorio of the "Messiah " had won the admiration of many of the great, Lord Kimioul took occasion to pay him some compliments on the noble entertainment which...only entertained them ; I wish to make them better." It is to be feared that many speechmakers at publie meetings could not say as much ; and yet how dare...
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Helena Faucit (Lady Martin)

Theodore Martin - 1900 - 486 pages
...the Messiah in Dublin, for which it was written, he thanked him for the entertainment which he had given the town. " My Lord," said Handel, "I should...only entertained them. I wish to make them better." In this spirit she had always worked in her own art. My wife had been much pressed by the Drury Lane...
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