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1878 __ « Lines on Hearing the Phonograph », 27 Feb »
Perry F. Nursey (?-?)
Original excerpt : « How, Adam, Noah, Melchisedic, And all their friends would laugh, Could they but visit earth again And hear the Phonograph. Sure Memnon, son of morning's voice, Could not be more melodious, Nor could old Stentor's roaring lungs E'er utter sounds more odious. The former's smooth as brooklet flows, The latter's harsh as medicine, But smooth or rough, like honour goes To Thomas Alva Edison. »
Source : Edmunds, Henry (1888), “The Graphophone", paper read 7 September, 1888, at Section G of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Bath Meeting, copy in the Tainter Papers, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D. C..
Urls : http://history.sandiego.edu/GEN/recording/ar312.html (last visited )

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