• Music the fiercest grief can charm,
    And fate's severest rage disarm. Music can soften pain to ease,
    And make despair and madness please;
    Our joys below it can improve,
    And antedate the bliss above.

    Alexander Pope (1839). “The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice of the author”, p.15