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Defining An Anthem

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Day
6
Month
September
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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It is posible to enjoy that which we eannot define. A sailor who had been to church service, where he heard some fine music, was afterwards descanting upon an anthem which had given him great pleasure. A listenini; ship-tnale finally asked, ''I siy, Bill, what's a hanlhem?" '" VVhat!" exclaimed JÖiil. "Do you mean to say you don't know what a hanthem ?" " Not me." " Well, then, Ml teil yer. If I was to teil yer, "Kre Bill, give me that andspike, ' that wouldn't be a hanthem. But if I was to say, 'Bill, Bill, Bill, give, give ;ive, me, give me that, Bill, give me, give me that 'and, give me that 'and 'snd, spike, spike, spike Bill, give me that that 'and, andspike,' 'and, 'and-spike spike, spike' spike. Ah-men, ah men. Billgivemethat, andspike, ppike epike. Ahmen!' why, that would be a hanthem !"

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Ann Arbor Register