1893 text

A musical instrument with wire strings, and sounded with a plectrum; used as a bass to the cittern. The banjo is a modification of the bandore, as the name is a negro corruption of that word.


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

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