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Music of the Waters.                  223
must add that it is due to the evident inability or disin­clination of those members of the Spanish community whom I have addressed in the matter that I have not been favoured with any information or even replies to my in­quiries, that I cannot include amongst the accounts of the " Sailors' Songs of all Nations " a chapter devoted to those of the country whose maritime importance once took precedence of all other.
I cannot close my remarks on the Scandinavian sea-songs without a regret, although one that is not occasioned by the kindly people of those Northern lands, rather, I must acknowledge the pleasure the task of collecting their songs has afforded me, encouraged and aided as I have been in the undertaking, but only regretting that anything com­memorative of so noble a country should be so imperfectly done.

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