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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
It will be seen that this incident is almost identical with one recorded as having happened about twelve hundred years earlier at the court of Alexander the great, and which forms the subject of Dryden's " Alexander's Feast." The distinguished flutist Timo-theus successively aroused and subdued different passions by changing the musical modes during his performance, exactly in the same way as did Al-Farabi.
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