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—analogous to which, I can only recall few from beyond the frontier—such, for example, as Lind-paintner's 'Standard Bearer,' which Herr Pischek brought to England.
Now, I repeat, this matter of style is a stubborn stumbling-block to those who have studied it. What availed the denials of Scott, when he was taxed with his novels ? Simply to make the ' dropping of the mask' a not very graceful proceeding.
A James Smith can manage a page of mimicry in his 'Rejected Addresses' which shall seem reality, but cannot keep it up for a lifetime. If this ' Credo' of the Meersburg Mass was the inspiration of Rouget de Lisle, it must have been so by a sort of -prevision which tinctured many of his earlier com­positions; and the rhythm of the tune, in which lies its character, the few modulations being of the com­monest quality, must have struck a deeper root in France than a form derived from a composition born in so obscure a quarter was likely to do. The case

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