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To Dr. PEPUSCH.
11- 2* 6-7
HE following Reduction of Eng
lish Verse is owing 10 your letting me fee Mersennus upon this Subject; and as the Truth of the Principles, and their Application is so very evident, the Discovery, I hope, will please all who are Lon vers of Learning,
The greatest Impediment, as I know of, to true Learning, is a vain Opinion, that we equal, or rather exceed, the Ancients, in all kinds of Knowledge and Learning. You will be able, in a little Time, from your Reduction of ancient Mufic, to convince the World, that modern Music falls infinitely short of ancient Harmony, and that the Moderns have nothing