W. S. Macdonald, of Glasgow, in a recent lecture before the Highland Society of London, traced the history ot the harp frora the shadows of mythology to the present day. It is, he said, the first musical instrument on record and was the principal one of ancient and mediaeval times. All the skill and artistic genius of the Egyptians were lavished upon its design and decoration. The Drulds first brought the tone and pitch of the harp to perfection. It attained the height of its favor in modern times in 1819, when Sebastian Erard of London brought it to the front rank of musical instruments. It has been inseparably connected with the traditions and lore of the Gaelic people from time immemorial.