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I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
The heat of drunkenness is the stumblingblock of the fool, lessening strength and causing wounds.
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
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Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
Y was a Youth, that did not love school; Z was a Zany, a poor harmless fool.
Our class has swelled to about a dozen persons now, and a good many others come and play to him once or twice and then go.
It was one day when a student from the Stuttgardt conservatory attempted to play the Sonata Appassionata.

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