This database contains quotations from English literature that refer to the recorder directly or indirectly. It covers the period 1100 to the present day and is drawn from poetry, theatre, libretto, short stories, novels and manuals on the training of singing birds and natural history. Where dates, titles, author names or other details are obscure, in error or missing I would appreciate further information. Operation of the database is (or should be) self-explanatory.
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