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250                  CURIOSITIES OF MUSIC.
China and India,* and therefore the description of them has not been made so minute as that of the instruments of those countries. Summed up briefly, we find that the taste for rhythm is every where prevalent; for instruments of percussion, almost so, (the New Zealanders forming a notable exception here), and that the prevailing impulse of these races, on hearing rhythmic music, is to dance.
We now proceed to the examination of the music of another large division of the human race.

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