The National Music Of The World

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146            National Music of the World.
In the above wild air there is a suggestion of the wandering sweetness which is to be found in the songs of Lindblad, the individuality of which is equalled only by their charm. Though they bear the form of the German lied> they have not the least of the German character, such as will be found expressed in the liedcr of Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Schumann.
Then, the far Northern folk have brave dancing measures of their own.
Their Polska—not the weed from which the Polka has grown (because that dance was invented by a servant gitl not very long ago), so much as a cor­ruption, it may be fancied, of Polonoise—is a brisk marked time, with humours of its own. What follows has been glossed, obviously, by some country fiddler : one of those players whose magical power in inspiriting their dancers is so picturesquely described in 'Strife and Peace,' that pleasant

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