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Music from the North.                   175
habits which do not happen to be their own, will derive impressions cordial, bright, and in no common degree pleasurable, from music of the class in question, heard in its own world, and judged under its own conditions: this let me gratefully say. When considered apart from such association, the staleness, the commonplace of the music, its dilutions of the national tunes, which, as I have said, possess no more striking characteristics than liveliness and geniality, forbid our assigning to it any artistic value. Here, however, is one of the freshest examples of the class.

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