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We told stories, sang songs, laughed and almost never tolerated silence.
The bestknown name in connexion with them is that of Onomacritus, who, in the time of the Peisistratidae, made a collection (including forgeries of his own) of Orphic songs and legends.
Amongst his published works were a commentary on the Book of Job (1850), a translation of the Song of Songs (1852), an exposition of Isaiah xl.-lxvi.
The little songs and the sonnets have a meaning for me as fresh and wonderful as the dramas.
His drinking songs became famous under the name of Vaux-de-Vire, corrupted in modern times into "vaudeville."