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202             National Music of the World.
This form of tunes then grew out of instrumental inequality. How curiously contrasted with the tunes of the East, which are only regular iz >hen instru­mental ! On the other hand, a vocabulary, an ordinance of these, must have existed in the country from a very remote period. The Irish, as well as the Welsh, have a dictionary of musical terms of their own. In this will be found such entries as these : 'Lulling Music,' 'Music of cool shade,' 'Wilderness,' 'Watery Plain,' 'Lake Music,' 'Musical Fear,' 'Flow­ing tide strain,' 'High wailing strain,' (Lamentation again). There are half a hundred definitions as picturesque and fantastic as the above. There is little or nothing equivalent that I know of in any other language, save perhaps the phrases which







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