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 Hymn Tunes.Hyperbo’reans (5 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hymnus Eucharis’ticus.
Sung as the clock strikes 5 a.m. by Magdalen choir on the summit of Wolsey’s Tower (Oxford) on May morning to greet the rising sun. Some say the custom dates from the reign of Henry VIII.; if this overshoots the mark, no one knows for certainty a more exact period.   1
“Te Deum Patrem colmus,
Te laudibus prosequimur;
Qui corpus ciborificis,
Cœlesti mentem gratia.”
Hymnus Eucharisticus.

 Hymn Tunes.Hyperbo’reans (5 syl.). 


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