Not that he was partial to any other music but a barrel-organ; on the contrairy, he hated it.
Other evidences of the origin of the barrel-organ are not wanting.
Almost the only art we have not spoiled by machinery is music—for we do not consider the barrel-organ in the light of music.
The thought now haunted the youth that he could make a barrel-organ, and he determined to do so.
It is a modest instrument; but what was he to play upon,--a lute, a concertina, a barrel-organ?
He often introduced in the pages of Punch the barrel-organ nuisance.
And, when Christie opened the door, who should be turning the barrel-organ but his old friend, Mr. Wilton!
But at that moment in the street below a barrel-organ struck up.
They had reached the corner where the barrel-organ was in ambush.
If the people of the barrel-organ could keep their old-world obligations, so could he.