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OXFORD: PRINTED BY I. SHRIMPTON.

CONTENTS.

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Advertisement to the Second Edition . . .

Preface

1. General remarks

2. Ecplanatory rules .

3. Arrangement of the Psalter

4. Table of Proper Psalms

The Canticles . . . . .

The Easter Anthems . . . .

The Creed of St. Athanasius . . . .

The Psalter . . . . . .

Appendix . . . . . . . .

1. The additional endings to the Tones . .
2. The Doxology, or Gloria, pointed for the )

several Tones,-to be used at the end .
of each Psalm respectively

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TO THE SECOND EDITION.

· I. In this Edition the syllabic method is continued.

There seems no clear and easy principle of distribution of words otherwise. Still the syllabic method has sometimes been misunderstood to require that the italic syllable should uniformly bear the stress or accent in chanting, as e. g. in this passage,

I have walked innocent - ly : This is simply a misunderstanding. The only real principle is, to chant as you speak. The simplest people know already this mode of accentuation : and, to prevent future misconceptions, the Canticles and Psalms are here marked throughout on this principle: an accent () is placed to mark any stress of the voice on syllables not italic; and a short sign () to mark where any syllable, whether italic or not, is to be pronounced more lightly and shortly. E. g. the passage above given will stand thus,

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