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Music from the South.                   119
A French composer to whom, in default of more real genius, Europe is beginning to look for its operas—I mean Gounod—is employing the same device with a felicity, but also with a pertinacity, which proves how deeply the spirit thereof is ingrained into the body of French music.
Enough has been said of the pipers and their drone; but, from the two, we are naturally led on to the dancers; and these have formed always an im­portant part of the people of France. Indeed, I believe there might be some fossil men and women quarried

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