According as the Notes in Music Agree with the Motions of the Heart or Brain, Such Passions Are Produced Thereby.

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The eights in music, when they2 equal are,
If one be struck, the other seems to jar.
So the heartstrings, if equally be3 stretched
To4 those of music, love from thence is fetched.
For when one’s struck, the other moves just so,       5
And with delight as evenly doth go.

  1. In 1664 and 1668 this poem is called “According as the Motions of the Heart or Brain are, such Passions are produced.”
  2. The eights in music, when they] In Musicke, if the Eighths tun’d 1653
  3. be] all 1664, 1668
  4. To] Like 1664, 1668