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“Indeed, we may not hope for real Latin poetry any more, because Latin is now a dead language to all of us. However well a man may read, write, or even speak Latin now, it is always a foreign language to him, acquired artificially. It is no one's mother tongue. Does a man ever write real poetry in an acquired language?”
— Rev’d Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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1903 Solesmes Manuale (Gregorian Notation)
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

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      * *  1903 Solesmes Manuale • Includes a fascinating Preface in English (PDF)

• A Manual of Gregorian chant : : compiled from the Solesmes Books and from ancient manuscripts • no. 581 • 391+ pages • : : 1903 : : Society of Saint John the Evangelist Desclée, Lefebvre & Co., Publishers to the Holy See & Printers to the S. Congr. of Rites. ROME. — TOURNAI (Belgium). 1903. • Fascinating in too many ways to describe. •