Definition of applicability:
That he attempted to express these phases of art expression, with an almost boundless trust in their applicability to tone and sound, not unfrequently makes them obscure to the last degree, but it also gave much of his composition a richness, depth, and subtilty of suggestive power which place them in a unique niche, and will always preserve them as objects of the greatest interest to the musical student.- "Great Violinists And Pianists", George T. Ferris.
Yet the reader who is disappointed by the text of Divers Voyages to America because it is not devoted to Elizabethan sea- dogs will be richly rewarded by the notes on pages 116- 141. These quaint bits of information and advice were intended for quite another purpose, But their transcriber's faith in their wider applicability is fully justified.- "Elizabethan Sea Dogs", William Wood.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.