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Excerpt from Studies in Musical History
IN presenting this little book to the public, I am actuated by the belief that it treats of subjects and periods of musical history with which the general reader is far from familiar. The voluminous charac ter of Dr. Burney's and Sir John Hawkins' histories of music are well calculated to damp the zeal of the most ardent disciple of the tone art, nor does a chron ological presentation of lives and facts offer any con crete view of the subject. Some men there are, who through their vast power of individuality have left their impress indelibly graven upon the art, and these stand out like beacon lights along the path of history; but their names are few, and it is with periods and institutions that we have to deal. Upon him who, in the succession of the centuries, does not observe the sequence of cause and cfiect, the lessons of history are wasted, and its example thrown away. Say not Lo here, or lo there, but laying a firm grasp upon the salient points, by a synthetic process arrive at the inner comprehension of the whole.
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