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  • n  the first canonical hour; at daybreak

  • Great iron bells that for centuries sounded matins and vespers had been carried away, to be melted down for the Nazi war machine.
  • When several monks failed to appear for matins at 4 a.
  • Our traditional forms of matins and evensong, presupposing as they do acceptance of the tradition of the Church and unfailing regularity of use, are largely unsuitable.
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  • Tempesta di Mare Lights Apollo’s Fire at Barnes
    By TYRAN GRILLO In the 1991 French film Tout les Matins du Monde, Gérard Depardieu plays an aged Marin Marais — in-house composer at the court of Versailles around the turn of the 18th century. Gussied up in all the accoutrements of his station, a corpulent Depardieu stares off camera, […]
    March 10, 2014 - The Cornell Daily Sun

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