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been accepted as ascertained facts have by no means the certainty of history.
A slight discursion to show the growth of the national taste in music in America, has been deemed pertinent to the subject. No apology is needed for a full presentation of the music of the Pilgrims and the Puritans, for not only have errors crept into the popular comprehension of this important topic, but this may be regarded as the chief seed whence the early music of our country sprang.
Most of the musical illustrations are drawn from early (often original) editions, in the library of the author.
Louis C. Elson.