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HISTORY OF CHINESE MUSIC.            141
himself. The result of the experiment is un­known.
The later emperors have all had long reigns, and left music in statu quo, the last emperor Hien-fung being only remarkable for his constant drunken­ness. Let us now examine more minutely the order of music which has inspired such disgust to European ears, and such rapture to the Chineso from the earliest ages down to the present time






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