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The dynamic Young's moduli and the internal friction of fused quartz, Pyrex glass, and soft glass rods were measured at a frequency of 37 kilocycles, in longitudinal vibration, within the temperature range -170° to 1000°C. The moduli of Pyrex and quartz increased with rising temperature, up to the softening point of the glass, while that of soft glass decreased. All three moduli were approximately linear with respect to the temperature over most of the measurement interval. Internal friction maxima were noted at high temperatures, while at the lowest measurement temperatures a significant increase in background damping occurred. A brief recapitulation of existing theory is given and employed to interpret the internal friction data. It is suggested that, in microscopically inhomogeneous media, the diffusion measurement by internal friction methods is not equivalent to the determination by other techniques.