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George Frideric Handel

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I did think I did see all heaven before me, and the great God himself.
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Horatio Townsend An Account of the Visit of Handel to Dublin (1852) p. 93, citing Laetitia Matilda Hawkins Anecdotes, Biographical Sketches and Memoirs vol. 1 (1822).
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His reply on being asked what his feelings were while writing the "Hallelujah Chorus".

 
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