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BY THE SAME AUTHOR,

In crown 8vo, price 6s. each,

Secular Aunotations on Scripture Texts.

FIRST AND SECOND SERIES.

For List of Contents, see advertisement at end of this

volume.

BIBLE MUSIC: :

Being Variations, in Mary Keys, ou Musical

Themes from Scripture.

BY

FRANCIS JACOX, B.A.,
Author of Secular Annotations on Scripture Texts,etc.

“From holy writ the motif or the theme,

And variations thence meandering stream;
Andante now, Adagio now prevails,
Now Allegretto chirps, now Largo wails;
Major to minor turns ; chromatic scales
Change colour, as chameleon his hue,
If not clean turning achromatic too.'

NICIAS FOXCAR.

BO!

London:
HODDER AND STOUGHTON,

27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLXXI.

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PREFATORY.

To matter-of-fact sticklers for sticking to one's text, this book is not unlikely to be an offence throughout. The texts are taken less as standpoints than as starting-points ; less as something to make a stand upon, than as something to get away from. To compare them to stones,—they are here used not as foundation-stones, whereon to uprear an orderly structure, but as stepping-stones, for crossing a stream that, like Wordsworth's, wanders at its own sweet will; and the bank once gained, the rambling becomes almost systematically vagrant, up stream, down stream, or against the stream, whithersoever chance suggests or fancy leads.

One word, also to the address of matter-of-fact

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