Robert Burns could sing as he drove his ploughshare through the fields of Ayr.
* Of all the gentle tenants of the place, There was a man of special grave remark; A certain tender gloom o'erspread his face, Pensive, not sad; in thought involved, not dark; As soote this man could sing as morning lark, And teach the noblest morals of the heart; But these his talents were yburied stark: Of the fine stores he nothing would impart, Which or boon Nature gave, or nature-painting Art.
"Ah, Grace," said John, the lady's heart beating high, "you certainly do sing as you do everything, admirably.
Appleman regrets the disappearance of the deer, wild turkey and ruffed grouse, but the quail are abundant, and the flowers bloom as brightly and the birds sing as sweetly as in the days before the war.
I rarely hear him sing as he used to.
To sing as you heard me sing, you must realise that I needed THE BLACKBIRD A whopping muscle and a tolerable nerve!
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.
'Let them sing as long as they are willing to pay,' as the Italian said.
Then Two-Eyes began to sing as before: "Are you awake, Three-Eyes?"
The boatmen on the Nile sing as they row.
The fruit-sellers sing as they cry their wares in the streets.
I cannot sing as once, I sung, Our bright and cheerful hearth beside; When gladness sway'd my heart and tongue, And looks of fondest love replied The meaner cares of earth defied, We heeded not its outward din; How loud soe'er the storm might chide, So all was calm and fair within.
" Yet Nature, ever buoyant, ever young, If let alone, will sing as erst she sung; The course of circumstance gives back again The Picturesque, erewhile pursued in vain; Shows us the fount of Romance is not wasted The lights and shades of contrast not exhausted.
There, where the oaks are and the Shepherd's seat, Sing as thou sang'st erewhile, when matched with him Of Libya, Chromis; and I'll give thee, first, To milk, ay thrice, a goatshe suckles twins, Yet ne'ertheless can fill two milkpails full; Next, a deep drinking-cup, with sweet wax scoured, Two-handled, newly-carven, smacking yet 0' the chisel.
Yet, singing, they sing as no white bird does (where none rears phoenix) as near perfection as nature gets, or, if scowls bar platitude, notes for which there is no rejection in banks whose coinageoh, neat!is gratitude.
" "I've never heard her, but I'm sure she can't sing as well as you," he said, with returning gloom.
They sing as if they enjoyed singingmen and women together; and in fact the services are usually such as to give one a new zeal in holy things, even though we can understand few words.
Now and then a male Snowflake will take a little flight and sing as merrily as his cousin the Goldfinch, but he never stays long away from the ground where seeds are to be found.
The next Sunday I asked her (for she was singing delightfully) whether it was not sweeter to sing as she did, than before?
Beside me, too, clear waters coursed Which willow branches, lapsing low, Breaking their crystal gliding forced To sing as they did flow.
yet the lark was risen up, Ere yet the dawn with firelight fills The night-dew of the bramble-cup, I heard the fairies in a ring Sing as they tripped a lilting round Soft as the moon on wavering wing.
They kneel and strike their golden lutes, or stand and sound their silver clarions, or sit like beautiful winged children on the steps of the throne, and pipe and sing as if their spirits were overflowing with harmony as well as love and adoration.
For which it pleased him in his songs to show The occasion of his woe, as best he might; And made a fitting song, of words but few, 115 Somewhat his woeful heart to make more light; And when he was removed from all men's sight, With a soft night voice, he of his Lady dear, That absent was, 'gan sing as ye may hear.
"However," he continued, "you will hear him sing as often as you please, after he makes his début next month."