1893 text

The harpsichord is an instrument larger than a spinet, with two or three strings to a note.


This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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daniel  •  Link

Harspicon was simply a charming seventeenth century variant spelling of the harpsicord, a keyboard where strings were plucked with plectra.

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