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Italian Music in Dakota


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^Italian Music in Dakota

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["The Seventeenth—the finest Regimental Band I ever heard."]

Through the soft evening air, enwinding all, Rocks, woods, fort, cannon, pacing sentries, ^endless wilds, Ray'd in the limpid, yellow slanting  
From In dulcet strains, in flutes' & cornets' notes, Ray'd in the limpid, yellow, slanting sundown; Electric, pensive, turbulent, artificial,   [begin leaf 1 verso] H.G. 194   [begin leaf 2 recto] (Yet ^strangely fitting thee, O nNature, even here—mean- 
 ings unknown before,
Subtler than ever—more harmony—as if born  
 here—related here,
[cut away] Not to the citys​ frescoed rooms—not to the  
 audience of the opera house,
Sounds, songs, trills, wandering strains, as  
 really home return'd here at home;
Sonnambula's innocent love—trios, with  
  Norma's anguish,
And thy extatic cohorus Poliuto;) Ray'd in the limpid, yellow slanting sundown, Music—Italian music in Dakota.
blank line While Nature, sovereign of this  
 gnarled realm,
Lurking in some his hidden, barbaric, grim  
(Acknowledging rapport, however far‑removed, (As some old root, or soil of earth, its  
  own true-born flower or fruit,
Listens, well-pleased,
  [begin leaf 2 verso] H.G 194
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