The British Musical Biography


North, Francis

[E] North, Francis, Lord Guildford, writer,
bor)i in 1637, died in 1685. Held several
important legal appointments, but has interest
in a musical sense only as the author of " A
Philosophical Essay on Music," 1677. His
brother Roger (1650-1733), was a miscellane-
ous writer, who left in MS. " Memoirs of
Musick, first printed from the original
MS. and edited, with copious notes, by E. F.
Rimbault," London, 1846. This is an inter-
esting work, containing a fund of information
on events in the musical history of the author's

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