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PLATO, A MUSICIAN, by            
First Line: When orpheus died, some muse the lyre still fingered
Last Line: Some remnant of the ancient melodies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leontios
Subject(s): Musical Instruments

WHEN Orpheus died, some Muse the lyre still fingered:
But Plato passed, and mute the viol lies:
For in his heart and in his hand there lingered
Some remnant of the ancient melodies.

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