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  • And as we reject varieties of harmony, we shall also reject the many-stringed, variously-shaped instruments which give utterance to them, and in particular the flute, which is more complex than any of them.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Later experience enabled men to judge what was or was not really conducive to virtue, and they rejected both the flute and several other old-fashioned instruments, such as the Lydian harp, the many-stringed lyre, the ‘heptagon,’

    Politics

  • They gathered around the fire, pulling up chairs, and then three pulled out instruments — one a wooden flute; one a deep-voiced dark-wood cousin of the recorders Molly knew; and one a small, fat-necked, many-stringed cross between a lute and a guitar.

    Memory of Fire

  • Jim led them to a table near the back of the large room. the diners were Alban, but there was a sprinkling of other A stick-thin Pleenarch with bright purple gills sat on a stage and gently played a many-stringed instrument that like an antique bicycle.

    In Alien Hands

  • His all-responding soul was like a many-stringed instrument, and all the universe playing on it, extracted the most marvelous songs.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • His all-responding soul was like a many-stringed instrument, and all the universe playing on it, extracted the most marvelous songs.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • His all-responding soul was like a many-stringed instrument, and all the universe playing on it, extracted the most marvelous songs.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Perched on rooftops, musicians gave them plangent marches out of primitive instruments, drums, horns, gongs, bagpipes, many-stringed guitars.

    The Day of Their Return

  • Perched on rooftops, musicians gave them plangent marches out of primitive instruments, drums, horns, gongs, bagpipes, many-stringed guitars.

    The Day Of Their Return

  • Pindar, in his red cap, with his many-stringed harp in his hand, was there; and all Helicon glowed like molten lead in his vindictive heart when he looked at the miserable pair.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845

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