The National Music Of The World

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National Music of the World.
imitation, who can name neither clef nor note, but who catch up, who vary and invent tunes with great adroitness; and it is certain that throughout the music of no country is so much of the musette or drone bass to be heard, as in the music of France.
The first specimen I shall offer is an old ' Bru­nette? or love ditty; the dark complexion, it has been said (in explanation of the term) being in such favour, as to represent the every-day C ynthia whom the every-day Cymon of the regulated pastoral was to court, or else to complain of. There are hundreds of tunes of this kind, belonging to the same period, the seventeenth century.

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