As she prayed, the rowers continued singing their made-up song: "Ma, our beautiful beloved mother, is on board.
Peasants walking two-and-two came behind, they were singing a funeral hymn.
But Ali is the favourite of the beggar-tribe, because forsooth the beggar runs no risk in singing his praises.
The colored troops, who had been bragging all the way that if they could only see some Indians "dey would blow 'em off de farm,"--which was a favorite expression of theirs,--were now singing a different tune.
That bold girl singing a martial ballad to the storm and taking pleasure in the snellness of the air, was like a rousing summons or a cup of heady wine.
One or two townsfolk took the air, smoking their long pipes, and down by the water a negro girl was singing a wild melody.
can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women?
can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women?
Well, I had been singing snatches of hymns to myself and especially 'Only for Thee,' and found this gave immense gratification in our little pension; so I thought God could as well give me French as English if He would, and I set to and wrote 'Seulement pour Toi!' (
Pale as death, he rushed across the floor to his mother's side, just as a troop of young girls flocked into the house singing the Marseillaise.
It was a clear, fresh young voice singing a plaintive ditty in a nonchalant, careless tone.
Among the beasts of the field we find that those which are the most cleanly are generally the most gay and cheerful; or are distinguished by a certain air of tranquillity and contentment; and singing birds are always remarkable for the neatness of their plumage.
"It was spring, and the skylark was singing:" Those words they awakened a spell; They unlocked a deep fountain, whose springing, Nor absence, nor distance can quell.
Meanwhile along the mountain-side across Came people in advance of us a little, Singing the Miserere verse by verse.
And going away hastily from thence, they came into Judea, singing psalms and hymns as they went, and indulging such tokens of mirth as are usual in triumphs upon victory.
A sudden flame shot from her eyes, singeing my hair.
Leaving the servants to take care of the luggage, they strolled along over a carpet of wild-flowers, through winding bridle-paths, where glances of bright water here and there gleamed through the dark pines that were singing their sleepy chorus, with its lulling sound of the sea, and filling the air with their aromatic breath.
Someone below was singing in a voice singularly rich in quality.
He told of the days when Aunt Dide talked, and he affirmed that he had found her one morning singing a romance of her youth.
All day our soldiers and the Germans were talking and singing half-way between the opposing trenches.
She went up and up, till she was no bigger than a bird up against the clouds, singing and singing the whole time the loveliest music I ever heard in my life from that day to this.
singe your wings in the candle, if you will."
Here they found an old man busily engaged in carving a walrus tooth, another sewing mukluks, while a girl was singing a quaint lullaby to a child of two in the corner.
Seven atmospheres of sleep seemed resting upon him; and, to consummate the case, our worthy guard, after singing "Love amongst the Roses," for the fiftieth or sixtieth time, without any invitation from Cyclops or myself, and without applause for his poor labors, had moodily resigned himself to slumber--not so deep doubtless as the coachman's, but deep enough for mischief; and having, probably, no similar excuse.
"When I am playing and singing fragments of operas," said Rosabella, "I often think to myself how wonderfully beautiful they would sound, if all the parts were brought out by such musicians as they have in Europe.
THE SNOW-BIRD'S SONG The ground was all covered with snow one day, And two little sisters were busy at play, When a snow-bird was sitting close by on a tree, And merrily singing his chick-a-dee-dee, Chick-a-dee-dee, chick-a-dee-dee, And merrily singing his chick-a-dee-dee.
Some score of braves began a war dance, circling round me, waving their tomahawks, and singing their wild chants.
He was a lively, jocose fellow, with a libidinous countenance, singing always some catch of a song.
I then showed, that had she intended to steal it, she would have secreted it, which she did not, and that her attention was so absorbed by it, that she had not heard my inquiry; but one little boy was not satisfied; he said, "She kenned right weel it was nae her ain;" but after singing a simple and touching air, I was pleased to find his opinion changed. "
Then when he saw the slanting sunlight lying on field and fallow, shining redly here and there on cot and farmhouse, and when he heard the sweet birds singing their vespers, and the sheep bleating upon the hillside, and beheld the swallows flying in the bright air, there came a great fullness to his heart so that all things blurred to his sight through salt tears, and he bowed his head lest the folk should think him unmanly when they saw the tears in his eyes.
Singers singing down the street, I believe there is a song, Could you sing it, that would beat All the sweet and all the strong; Just a simple song of pity, 'Mid the iron of the city.
A third passenger was an emigrant from Vermont to Chatauque county, in the state of New York, who was now returning on a visit to his native county, the hills of Vermont, and who entertained us by singing some stanzas of what he called the Michigan song, much in vogue, as he said, in these parts before he emigrated, eight years ago.
Scores of women, old and young, Strong of muscle, and glib of tongue, Pushed and pulled up the rocky lane, Shouting and singing the shrill refrain: "Here's Flud Oirson, fur his horrd horrt, Torr'd an' futherr'd an' corr'd in a corrt By the women o' Morble'ead!"
Then Mr. Bright, who had returned a captain, appeared with his company, consisting of Tom and Chloe with their children, and Tulee with her children, singing a parody composed by himself, of which the chorus was:-- "Blow ye the trumpet abroad o'er the sea, Columbia has triumphed, the negro is free!
Some of the crowd were singing a la Parisienne, others were lamenting, praying, hoping, despairing, and, by "fits and starts," abandoning themselves to those opposite extravagances of sentiment so peculiarly characteristic of a French population.
chantry for singing masses for the dead, C.--AF.
She was singing a little, softly, to herself, as she footed it down the road, and wishing that she might see Gray's face when he got her flowers.
A SONG OF SINGERS Singers all along the street, Singing every kind of song-- One man's song is honey-sweet, One man's song is hammer-strong; Yet, however sweet the singing, However strong the hammer-swinging,-- All the bees are round that honey Which the vulgar world calls money.
Make singing a joy.
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head!
would have been to start singing duets."
We catch glimpses of grouse cropping heather buds, of whirring flocks of partridges, of the sooty coot and the speckled teal, of the fisher herons, of the green-crested lapwing, of clamoring craiks among fields of flowering clover, of robins cheering the pensive autumn, of lintwhites chanting among the buds, of the mavis singing drowsy day to rest.
Sharkey could hear the hoarse voices of his rovers singing their chanty over the water.
Monona was already in her place, singing under-breath.
A great service of thanksgiving was held in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, attended by the King and Queen, ministers of state, and an enormous congregation that joined in singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the national anthem, while the Stars and Stripes by official order was flown for the first time in history from the tower of the Parliament buildings at Westminster and on public buildings throughout the British empire.
After the battle there were many stories of ships sinking with a great explosion: of crews going down singing the national anthem; of merchant ships passing through a sea thick with floating bodies.
His feet was sore with dancing and his throat ached with singing Zulu, but wot upset 'im more than anything was an elderly old party wot would keep jabbing 'im in the ribs with her umbrella to see whether he could laugh.
It's a great trick to get an audience to singing a chorus wi' ye.
Now at this laughed she softly and thereafter falleth to singing very sweet and blithe and merry withal.