The National Music Of The World

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144            National Music of the World.
—of Shakespeare's 'Ophelia'—of everything that is cold, whimsical, quamt, and elfish, yet not inexpres­sive. Let me name such a group of artists as Thor-waldsen, Madame Taglioni, Ilerr Andersen, Madame Lind-Goldschmidt, and Ilerr Gade,—all artists belonging to the far land of mist and snow.
The Swedes are eminently a musical people One of their old sea-laws, I am told by a Swede, was that a hymn by the man on the watch, at sea, should be sung every night. Surely there is something truly picturesque, as well as devout, in such an ordinance. I announced at the outset, that I was not intending to adduce any great beauty of illustration, but I am about to do so. I cannot warrant the date of the following tune, but it comes from a collection which appears to be conscientiously prepared, and the airs in it to be exactly noted.

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