PRELUDE: THE CALL OF JESUS III.
" The above conversation was the prelude to my first and last experience in editin' a country paper.
Beppo, its brilliant prelude, sparkles like a draught of champagne.
Assassination has sometimes been the prelude to revolution, but it may be questioned if it has over promoted the cause of liberty.
] (36) This murderer, a 'nameless worm,' was alone callous to the prelude of the forthcoming song.
The nameless worm would now itself disown; It felt, yet could escape, the magic tone 5 Whose prelude held all envy, hate, and wrong, But what was howling in one breast alone, Silent with expectation of the song Whose master's hand is cold, whose silver lyre unstrung.
The magic tone Whose prelude, &c. Shelley, it will be perceived, here figures Keats as a minstrel striking the lyre, and preparing to sing.
He strikes the lyre in a 'magic tone'; the very 'prelude' of this was enough to command silent expectation.
This prelude is the poem of Endymion, to which the Quarterly reviewer alone (according to Shelley) was insensitive, owing to feelings of 'envy, hate, and wrong.'
The prelude was only an induction to the 'song,'which was eventually poured forth in the Lamia volume, and especially (as our poet opined) in Hyperion.
Her mother began the prelude to what I expected, for I heard her freely censure the imprudence of my parents.
So far her improvement was sufficient; and in many other points she came on exceedingly well, for though she could not write sonnets, she brought herself to read them; and though there seemed no chance of her throwing a whole party into raptures by a prelude on the pianoforte of her own composition, she could listen to other people's performances with very little fatigue.
" "To what request is this the prelude?" enquired Mr. Lorimer, emerging from his smile.
O curst essay of arms, disastrous doom Prelude of bloody fields, and fights to come.
Wordsworth's The Prelude (Books I.-V.).
FOOTNOTES TO CHAPTER VIII: [Footnote 1: Prelude, Book XI.]
V. precede; come before, come first; head, lead, take the lead; lead the way, lead the dance; be in the vanguard; introduce, usher in; have the pas; set the fashion &c (influence) 175; open the ball; take precedence, have precedence; have the start &c (get before) 280. place before; prefix; premise, prelude, preface.
[Afrik.]. prelude, preamble, preface, prologue, foreword, avant-propos
He is excellent at voluntary and prelude, but has no skill in composition.
He had no sooner left him than he came to Louisa, thinking it his duty to give her warning of the count's design, and that it would be a proper prelude to something else he had to say.
preludio, m., prelude, forerunner, precursor.
One had expected some high calm prelude of preparation, ending in a festival of choice, like an Indian prince's, when the maids of the land pass before him and he makes deliberate selection of the fateful She.
We had come in response to the usual card of invitation, whichas you knowwe have come to consider as a sure prelude to a good story; and now, after telling us the short incident of the Three Straw Platters, he had lapsed into a contented silence, and the night not half gone, as I have hinted.
This attack by the enemy's cavalry was a fitting prelude to the events of the memorable sortie of that day.
But before entering upon the details of this revolting subject, we must state that, whatever punishment was inflicted upon a culprit, it was very rare that its execution had not been preceded by the amende honorable, which, in certain cases, constituted a distinct punishment, but which generally was but the prelude to the torture itself.
Soon after he left the buoy, he heard just above his head a sort of whiffing sound, which his imagination conjured into the prelude to the 'rushing of a mighty wind,' and close to his ear there followed a smart splash in the water, and a sudden shriek that went through him,such as is heard "'When the lone sea-bird wakes its wildest cry.'
Having paid my bill, and given the lady a copy of my corn-meal receipts, I resumed my walk toward W. I was suddenly diverted from my contemplation of this magnificent scenery, by a fall of heavy rain drops, as the prelude of an impending shower.
"Say" he began: it was the usual prelude to his enthusiasms; but he laid the book down and turned back.
But I have not told you all my story, for this is but the prelude.
In the kitchen Sally spoke without prelude.
What the friendship with Coleridge meant to Wordsworth may best be seen in "The Prelude: or, Growth of a Poet's Mind," Wordsworth's greatest long poem, written some years afterwards and addressed throughout to Coleridge.
Thus, all Coleridge's best poetry, with the exception of those three saddest of voices out of a broken life, "Dejection" (1802), the lines to Wordsworth on hearing him read "The Prelude" (1807), and "Youth and Age" (1823-32), belongs either wholly or in its inception to the year of his fellowship with the Wordsworths in the Quantock Hills.
The interview, which stretched into three "morning calls," was the prelude to many after-scenes and saunterings about Caen Wood and its neighborhood; for Keats was suddenly made a familiar of the household, and was always welcomed.
Goethe's literary satires and poems for special occasions are a prelude to the purely literary existence and the belligerent spirit of men like Platen and Immermann, who both, as it were by accident, found their way into the open of national poesy.
The "Prelude" to the first part is beautiful because it contains so much that cannot but touch the heart of every one, however he may dislike poetry.
After this pretty and suggestive prelude, describing the musician, we read such passages as this, which suggest the theme as by a "faint auroral flash": And what is so rare as a day in June?
Our individual tickets were obtained under shelter, but in an office of such Lilliputian dimensions, that the ordinary press of passengers made it like a theatrical squeeze on a Jenny Lind night; only with this lamentable differencethat the theatrical squeeze was a prelude to all that could charm the senses, whereas the ticket squeeze was, I knew but too well, the precursor of a day of most uncomfortable travelling.
It must be a quaint scene; the hack-cabman who drives you to the door will get a boy to look after his shay, and go in with you; tag-rag and bob-tail, and all their family, go in precisely as they like; neither soap nor brush is a necessary prelude.
I mean a noble and sensuous passion, absorbing the energies of the soul, fulfilling destiny, and reducing all that has gone before it to the level of a mere prelude.
'The Prelude in F sharp,' my thought ran.
'It is the thirteenth Prelude,' I reflected.
'You remember the D flat Prelude?'
'I will play the Prelude,' he answered.
And he played the Prelude to the most passionately voluptuous opera ever written.
So much for prelude to the story of Enid's serial.
Since July 15th, when the Kaiser mounted a high observation post to watch the launching of the offensive which was to achieve his crowning victory, but proved the prelude of the German collapse, the conflict has raged continuously and with uninterrupted success for the Allied Armies.
The triumph of the irreconcilables in Ireland was a foregone but sinister conclusion to their activities in the War, and an ominous prelude to their subsequent efforts to wreck the Pence.
37.The word what, when uttered independently as a mark of surprise, or as the prelude to an emphatic question which it does not ask, becomes an interjection; and, as such, is to be parsed merely as other interjections are parsed: as, "What!
Many of his most admired poems, such as the Lines written near Tintern Abbey, the great Ode on the Intimations of Immortality, the Sonnets, and many parts of his longest poems, The Excursion and The Prelude, deal with philosophic thought and highly intellectualized emotions.
The Prelude describes the development of Wordsworth's own genius.
Much of The Prelude can hardly be called poetry at all, yet some of Wordsworth's loftiest poetry is buried among its dreary wastes, and now and then, in the midst of commonplaces, comes a flash of Miltonic splendorlike Golden cities ten months' journey deep Among Tartarian wilds.
[From the Prelude.] So through the darkness and the cold we flew, And not a voice was idle; with the din Smitten, the precipices rang aloud; The leafless trees and every icy crag Tinkled like iron; while far distant hills Into the tumult sent an alien sound Of melancholy not unnoticed, while the stars Eastward were sparking clear, and in the west The orange sky of evening died away.
The mature and seasoned personalities had sounded the prelude to the revolution which "here bloodily, there peaceably, and beginning with Russia, would sweep the earth."
A child of twelve might understand Carlyle's Essay on Burns if it were carefully read in class, and a good sixth form might learn much from Wordsworth's Prelude.
He knew that his supper would be only the prelude to an interminable "talking over," and indeed he did not get to bed until nearly two.
Versailles was indeed resplendent on that beautiful morning of the 4th of May, in honor of the procession and religious services to be held as a sort of prelude to the formal opening of the States-General the following day.
The discussion was opened by Lafayette, who submitted to the consideration of the assembled company his "Rights of Man," to which he was inordinately attached and which he designed as a prelude to the new constitution.
Moreover I was in the cold stage of a go of fever, and to have escaped sunstroke in the natural oven of that awful valley at mid-day seemed but the prelude to being frost-bitten on the mountain at midnight.
I intend to speak out my mind pretty frankly against reviewers, journalists, collectors of magazines, and writers of abridgments, and, in a prelude or prolog, openly to declare myself against the public; in this instance, especially, I do not intend to allow any one's opposition or reticence to pass.
These emblems of his handiwork were received by the convention with deafening shouts, as a prelude to a unanimous resolution recommending him for President.
John Copeland flung back his head and without prelude began to carol lustily.
"Sire," he said without prelude, "I do not recognize Richard of Bordeaux.
Prelude in E minor.
Easter prelude, by Edward W. Norman pseud.
Prelude for war.
Two studies from Op.37: Prelude in C, op.37, no.35.
28, no. 17, bell prelude; piano.
28, no. 17, bell prelude.
Prelude no.4, 9, 12.
Prelude to love.
Prelude to love.
Two studies from Op.37: Prelude in C, op.37, no.35.
The mind of a poet; a study of Wordsworth's thought with particular reference to The prelude.
I become conscious here of how noisily and hurriedly I have lived my life; happily enough, I will confess; but the thought of it allthe class-room, the street, the playing-fieldbright and vivacious as it all was, seems now like a boisterous prelude of blaring brass and tingling string, which lapses into some delicate economy of sweet melody and gliding chord.
I will not regard them as past and gone; I will rather regard them as the slow sweet prelude of the great symphony; if I am now tossed upon the melancholy and broken waves of some vehement scherzo of life, the subject is but working itself out, and I will strive to apprehend it even here.
The dangers and difficulties they encounter in overcoming them form a kind of prelude to war, and perfect them in the use of their weapons.
These various ravages and skirmishes were but the prelude to a far more serious attack.
This was followed forthwith by new outrages, and Blount wrote to Robertson: "It does really seem as if assurances from Mr. Seagrove of the peaceful disposition of the Creeks was the prelude to their murdering and plundering the inhabitants of your district."
" Montesquieu thus performed the prelude to the great work of his life; he had been working for twenty years at the Esprit des lois, when he published it in 1748.
So dangerous an infringement on the privileges of the representative body, dwelt on minds insensible to every other consideration; the principal members caballed secretly on the perils by which they were surrounded; and the sullen concord which now marked their deliberations, was beheld by the Committee rather as the prelude to revolt, than the indication of continued obedience.
It would be big news: the fall of Ypres as a prelude to the fall of Przemysl and of Lemberg in their summer campaign of 1915.
At 4.30 a.m. the prelude began; by 5.30 the German gunners had fairly warmed to their work.
Nor wanted we rich pastime of this kind, Found everywhere, but chiefly in the ring Of the grave Elders, men unsecured, grotesque In character, tricked out like aged trees Which through the lapse of their infirmity Give ready place to any random seed That chooses to be reared upon their trunks." Prelude, bk.
But the pathetic warnings exquisitely breathed in the writings before us will then come to their place as a deep and tender prelude to the voices heard in this passing tragedy.
Such employment of force would of course be but the prelude to secession.
They were meant to be, the one the prelude, and the other the sequel of his poem of humanity.
p. 46: 'The sacred light of childhood,' and 'The Prelude', book v. l. 507.
Doubtless both 'The Prelude' and 'The Excursion' were revised in 1803.Ed.
So the night passed, thick with recollections and regrets, deepening into a horror of loss and darkness, and then slowly brightening into the calm prelude of a day of farewell.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness is but the prelude of that larger revelation which is made upon the mountain top.
The most daring writer of fiction could scarcely devise a more romantic meeting than this between the autocrat of Russia and the red-armed, bustling cleaner of the window-panes, and he would certainly never have ventured to build on it the romance of which it was the prelude.
The passions of the mob were breaking down the barriers that were now too weak to hold them in check; the Paris streets had their first baptism of blood, prelude to the deluge to follow; hideous, fierce-eyed crowds were clamouring at the gates of Versailles; and de Brissac was soon on his way, a prisoner, to Orleans.
PERRIN TWO PROLOGUES THE PRELUDE TO ADVENTURE FORTITUDE THE RISING CITY 1.
For some reason, or no reason, this is rather a usual prelude, signifying nothing.]
Moved in his soul by the sound of his own words, but himself the harp upon which the fingers of a mightier Nature than he knew were playing a prelude to a grander phantasy than he could comprehend, Faber caught the hand of Juliet where it gleamed white in the gathering gloom.
Now he, M. de Naquet, standing on his rights as Rachel Mosenstein's only lawful husband, demanded that she should return to him, and as a prelude to a permanent and amicable understanding, she was to call at three o'clock precisely on the following Friday at No. 96 Rue Daunou, where their reconciliation and reunion was to take place.
As a mere meaningless prelude to a sentence this word is overtasked.