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[253] compositions to thirty-six different women, and Schumann almost as many; while most of the great composers were also ardent lovers, and sometimes only too versatile in their love affairs. It is interesting to learn also from Mr. Upton that while women have been inferior to men as instrumental performers, they have quite surpassed them as singers — the list of women renowned as vocalists being both longer and weightier than that of men.

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