edward.w.martin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 00:55:38 UTC 2006
On 6/18/06, Robin Woolley <robin at robinw.org.uk> wrote:
> PJE refers us to Tintinalogia on the web. I seem to recall from reading the
> History of Change Ringing that many ideas, variable cover, jump changes,
> have been tried and discarded 300 years ago. I can't put my finger on the
> quotes, but no doubt someone can.
I would be interested to know this.
Examples of methods using Jump changes first occur in the writings of
Peter Mundy (early 1600s); again in Tintinnalogia (1668); again in
Stedman's Campanalogia (1677); yet again in Campanalogia Improved
(1702,1705, 1733,1753,1766). I don't believe that such methods are
mentioned in The Clavis (1788) or any book that came along after that
but, clearly they were not a passing fad. I am guessing that they went
out of fashion in the early to mid decades of the 1700s.
In these old books I know of no reference to 'variable cover' per se.
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