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32 The National Music of America.
printed without any harmony, under some of the very literal paraphrases of the Psalms. The poetry often suffered by the exact char­acter of the setting, as the following examples of the first Psalm may show:
" Blessed is the man that walketh not in the coun­sel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sin­ners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
" Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous."
" O Blessed man that doth not in The wicked's counsell walk; Nor stand in sinners' way, nor sit In seat of scornful folk.
" Therefore the wicked shall not in The Judgment stand upright: And in th' assembly of the Just Not any sinfull-wight."
Not all of Ainsworth's selected tunes were sung by the Pilgrims. It is said that but
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