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References to the cittern are plentiful in the literature of the 16th and 17th centuries.
A cittern or lute was part of the appointments of a barbers shop of the period.
The instrument, a cittern with four strings, is being played by a bear.
The instrument, on which he doubtless accompanied his mournful love-songs, is a form of cittern.Chaucer for Children|Mrs. H. R. Haweis
The popularity of the cittern was at its height in England and Germany during the 16th and 17th centuries.