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REVIVAL OF THE MILITARY ART.                   23
approbation of strangers themselves confest and acknowledged the best of all marches) was through the negligence and carelessness of drummers, and by long discontinuance so altered and changed from the ancient gravity and majestie thereof, as it was in danger utterly to have bene lost and forgotten. It pleased our late deare brother prince Henry to revive and rectifle the same by ordayning an establishment of one certaine measure, which was beaten in his presence at Greenwich, anno 1610. In confirmation whereof wee are graciously pleased, at the instance and humble sute of our right trusty and right well-beloved cousin and counsellor Edward Viscount Wimbledon, to set down and ordaine this present estab­lishment hereunder expressed. Willing and command­ing all drummers within our kingdome of England and principalitie of Wales exactly and precisely to observe the same, as well in this our kingdome, as abroad in the service of any forraigne prince or state, without any addition or alteration whatsoever. To the end that so ancient, famous, and commendable a custome may be preserved as a patterne and precedent to all posterite," etc. This document also contains the following notation :
Voluntary before the March.
irntrd—I—-—J—-j—I—J—I—I—I—I—!—4_^ _
Poii ton pou tou pou R pou tou pou pou tou pou R poung The March.
Po\i tou pou tou poung
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