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So that, according to this writer, we are at present, not only in possession of the poetry of Homer, Pindar, Anacreon, and then do we complain of the total loss of Greek music ? See Reflex. Sappho, but their music. Critique, c. iii. p. 85. is Why *A of art made by Thomas Howard, the second Earl of Arundel (c. 15851646). The marbles and a considerable number of statues were donated to Oxford University in 1667 and are usually known as the Arundel Marbles. C. in the island of Paros. C. C. The following extract from Evelyn's Diary (Sept.
Then from the semitone above Nete octave of Nete synemmenon, six hyperbolceon upwards, to dd, the other characters are used, and these are still the six last letters of the alphabet in a different dress: if these are traced downwards as the former letters. from ^> to QZ ' tliey wiu ke foun d as regular To complete the three octaves and one tone, in giving all the fifteen modes intire, there still remain thirteen characters more, x alphabet of simple letters, except descend regularly from AV to OK', distinguished only by an accent.
At the semitone of the Disdiapason, beginning with octave upper above Nete hyperbolc&on, and always ending with Omega in Mese. From thence downwards the second alphabet is used (m) consisting of the disguised, and mutilated letters, but in the same regular order of the alphabet, beginning always from Mese, and ending a, in proslambanomenos of the Hypodorian with the divided Phi : : A & mode. (w) Vide Meibom, in Prarf. 31 A GENERAL HISTORY OF MUSIC of the letters in these several instances but no where, that I have been able The order is broken and to discover, interrupted, reversed or promiscuous.