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Music from the South.                     73
WHILE dealing with the subject of National Music, it seems to me that the diversities of handling which, with every change of the points of the com­pass, it requires, have hardly been sufficiently taken into account by the generality of those who have considered it. On passing from the east to the south, and thence to France, the amount of notice­able material which presents itself defies any attain­able completeness in statement or classification. It is only possible to select a few leading character­istics, and those which have been the least dwelt on by previous historians and students.
Every child, from his cradle-days upwards, has heard of Italy as the land of music. The world is indebted to it for all that makes the beauty of the art, and for much of its science. The last reservation is made in recognition of the claims which have been put forward for Low-country musicians of science; claims not to be dismissed superficially, and thus not to be examined here. But, however the same

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