Stephen P. Ryder
Post Number: 3132
|Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 9:54 am: ||
Only one day left, hurry up and place your bids.
"19thC wooden and ivory flute with six silver keys.
Stamped to the upper, lower sections and foot-joint - Maybrick Liverpool. Stamped - Patent - to the lower ivory ring on the head-joint."
Stephen P. Ryder, Exec. Editor
Casebook: Jack the Ripper
Jennifer D. Pegg
Post Number: 498
|Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 10:30 am: ||
I guess it refers to michael maybrick as he was the musical one?
"Think things, not words." - O.W. Holmes jr
Post Number: 755
|Posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 9:02 pm: ||
"He and his brother were widely dissimilar in tastes, character, and physique. The elder was a weakling, feeble of mind and body, a hypochondirac, addicted to the use of drugs, and with a mind fixed upon commercial enterprises.
The younger, Michael, was a magnificent specimen of humanity, tall, broad, and athletic. Of artistic temperment, he quit the counting-house and studied music in Milan and Leipzig. The elder remained at home, always ailing, always scheming to secure more wealth.
The brothers had only one trait in common. They were both enthusiastic yachtsmen.
Mrs. Maybrick was a good musician, had a great liking for music, an excellent voice, and a love of conviviality. Thus she drew together to some extent the brothers who had drifted apart.
Her husband owned a fine yacht, a feature of which was a music saloon. There many well-known singers and musicians were entertained. Michael Maybrick, who had just leaped into fame as the composer of "Nancy Lee," but as yet had not gathered in enough of the profits to indulge his passion for owning a yach, was a fequent guest.
It was on of these musical evenings, while the yacht was anchored in the Mersey, that Michael Maybrick produced from his pocket a manuscript song which he said he had written that afternoon while dreaming the time away in his cabin, and listening to the splash of the waters. He had caught the inspiration of Weatherley's words, but the voice part only had been jotted down. The accompaniment had still to be filled in.
Sitting at the piano, he vamped an introduction and asked his sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Maybrick, to sing "The Holy City," from the voice part. She was an excellent reader, and readily did this, he filling in an extemporized accompaniment.
Thus it was her voice which, for the first time, stirred the air with strains destined to become almost classic."
Caroline Anne Morris
Post Number: 2324
|Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 10:46 am: ||
Many thanks for posting that interesting piece, which I can't recall seeing before.
Any chance of a source please?
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