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dissipated, the potion is loathed: whereas no loathing, much less
the pains of body and mind that attend on embitter the pleasures of drunkenness
ever succeeds disturbs the gentle pure delights of music: musical exertions
may like all other exertions have been attended with fatigue:
musical gratifications may like all other gratifications
have terminated in satiety: but they are neither
the one nor the other are ever followed by disgust.

Music has this further advantage that it isof its being so intimately connected
with reflection attention, the exercise of the mind: it is the result effect
of attention and the cause of it attention: musical still in music
be it ever so slight, is the product of attention, and as in
it grows, keeps up the demand for it. But To the mind
as to the body what gives exercise, gives strength: and
it is in proportion to its strength that the mind is
enabled to bear up against resist of the attractions faculty of pernicious
pleasure, or the repulsive property of wholesome and necessary
pain. But the connection with the exercise
and invigoration of the mind is the stronger more intimate closer the more
it has of skill in it, the more it has of is cultivated as a science:
in a word the more pains have been bestowed upon in and where, if music were not learnt nothing else would
be, it is not so much by being possessed that music like any other not is
wholesome to the mind good for the mind: health of service to the mind, as by having been learnt. Happily
where neither opportunity nor natural faculty are altogether
wanting, it is of all arts species of one that presents itself the
most readily naturally to be learnt. In other arts, the most important of the other employments of the mind, in the art of reading for example the art itself is in its
utmost perfection is but a means to an end, or a confused
variety of ends, to which it is indebted for whatever it has to

Identifier: | JB/149/055/001
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