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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Do (to rhyme with go).
 
The first or tonic note of the solfeggio system of music.   1
   Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, Italian; ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, French. The latter are borrowed from a hymn by Paulus Piaconus, addressed to St. John, which Guido, in the eleventh century, used in teaching singing:
       
Ut queant laxis, Re-sonare fibris,
Mi-ra gestorum Fa-muli tuorum,
Sol-ve pollutis La-biis reatum.”
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Sanctë Joannës.
       
Ut-tered be thy wondrous story,
Re-prehensive though I be,
Me make mindful of thy glory,
Fa-mous son of Zacharee;
       
Sol-ace to my spirit bring,
La-bouring thy praise to sing.
       
E. C. B.
   (See WEIZIUS in Heortologio, p. 263.) Le Maire added si (seventeenth century). (See ARETINIAN SYLLABLES.)   3
 


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