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FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY. DIED NOVEMBER 4, I847. FIFTY years have passed away since the earthly career of F^elix Mendelssohn was brought to a close. It is difficult to realise that he was born in the same year as Tennyson who died only Eve years ago and Mr. Gladstone. Moreover, Verdi, "the grand old man" of music, came into the world only four years after Mendelssohn. " Heaven gilres its favourites early death," says Byron, and amongst musicians thus prematurely, as we think, garnered by thedoi:10.2307/3366693 fatcat:pvublaprsnguhidy4s3gblpfmy