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  1. However, I was determined to make a full stop at the organ, which is perhaps the most harmonious I ever played upon; but placed in a dark, dingy recess, feebly lighted by lamps, not calculated to inspire triumphant voluntaries. - "Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents", William Beckford.
  2. Their flocks followed them to their cost; for new church edifices were to be erected, and salaries to be raised, not from tithes, stipends, and ecclesiastical funds- for these had been left behind in the Exodus- but out of the pockets of those who, for the first time, found themselves Seceders in fact, and Voluntaries in position. - "Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland", Henry B. Stanton.
  3. Here is his description of the volunteers who flocked to the colours in the early days of the war: Rash inconsiderate fiery voluntaries, With ladies' faces and fierce dragons' spleens, Have sold their fortunes at their native homes, Bearing their birthrights proudly on their backs, To make a hazard of new fortunes here. - "England and the War", Walter Raleigh.
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