Indeed nature itself
seems to have given music as a boon to men to lighten
the strain of labour: even the rower in the galleys
is cheered to effort by song. Nor is this function of
music confined to cases where the efforts of a number
are given union by the sound of some sweet voice
that sets the tune, but even solitary workers find
solace at their toil in artless song.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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