No longer a road-house on the incandescent road to dawn, there is something hangdog about its very waiters, moving through the easy maze of half-filled tables; an orchestra, sheepish of its accomplishment, can lift even a muted melody above the light babel of light diners.
In the midst of the babel of speculation and excitement, Maudie, still crying and talking incoherently about skunks, opened the door.
I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.
They clapped their hands and raised shrill cries of delight in a babel of tongues.
God grant that we, who have just seen the most cunningly organized and daintily bedizened specimen of a world, which ever flaunted on the earth since men began to build their towers of Babel, collapse and crumble at a single blow, may take God's hint, that the fashion of this world passeth away.
What was a Vanity Fair, a Babel of jargons, a school for scandals, a mart of lies, an arena of passions, an atmosphere of poisons, such as that city was, in spite of wonders of art and trophies of victory and contributions of genius, to a man who loved the certitudes of heaven, and sought to escape from the entangling influences which were a hindrance to his studies and his friendships?
The tower of the new Babel will rise to the clouds, and be seen in all its glory throughout the earth and sea.
Yet for lack of religion and morals the nations perished, and their Babel-towers were buried in the dust.
"We are far removed," she went on, "from the clamour of diners, that babel of voices, the smell of cooking, the meretricious music.
Two weeks in that vast Babel,then, ho! for Paris!
For the place is a very Babel for tradesmen and workpeople bringing in goods, and knowing not where to set them, servants hurrying this way and that, one charged with a dozen geese, another with silk petticoats, jostling each other, laughing, quarrelling, and no sort of progress, as it seems, anywhere, but all tumult and disorder.
See, for instance, the valuable portraits of the Medicean family with Picino and Poliziano, in the fresco of the "Tower of Babel" at Pisa.
Lord Bacon regarded the multiplication of languages at Babel as a general evil, which had had no parallel but in the curse pronounced after Adam's transgression.
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His ear caught a confused babel of voices in the direction of Marlborough; but only the empty house, echoing 'Julia!' answered him.
Here a dozen men were proving something; there another group were controverting it; while twice as many listened, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, or in their turn dashed into the babel.
The moment they were gone, the babel, suppressed while the altercation lasted, rose again, loud as before.
Towards the close of 1542, a grievous aggravation of the tax upon salt, called Babel, caused a violent insurrection in the town of Rochelle, which was exempted, it was said, by its traditional privileges from that impost.
In 1549, scarcely a year after the revolt at Bordeaux, Henry II., then at Amiens, granted to deputies from Poitou, Rochelle, the district of Aunis, Limousin, Perigord, and Saintonge, almost complete abolition of the Babel in Guienne, which paid the king, by way of compensation, two hundred thousand crowns of gold for the expenses of war or the redemption of certain alienated domains.
According to De Thou and the majority of historians, it was on the occasion of the insurrection in Guienne against the Babel that Stephen de la Boetie, the young and intimate friend of Montaigne, wrote his celebrated Discours de la Servitude voluntaire, ou le Contre-un, an eloquent declamation against monarchy.
Here the ground was white in patches with anemones; and as his feet crushed them, descending, the babel of the birds grew louder and louder.
By the time he arrived, there was a Babel of discussion.
Has she not bedeckt herself, Shines she not in fine apparel Like a Babel in her pride? RACHEL (singing).