came in silvery ripples through the blackness of the dusty-smelling night; then the violins fell in--one of them was almost like a flute.
He did not touch her, or the chair from which she had risen, but sat himself near the harp
Hail Son of God, Saviour of Men, thy Name Shall be the copious matter of my Song Henceforth, and never shall my Harp
thy praise Forget, nor from thy Fathers praise disjoine.
The second course was two ducks trussed up in the form of fiddles; sausages and puddings resembling flutes and hautboys, and a breast of veal in the shape of a harp
Little John and Much the miller's son were out together on a foraging expedition when they espied the same young man; at least, they thought it must be he, for he was clad in scarlet and carried a harp
in his hand.
The drag was filled with midas-ears, harps
, melames, and particularly the most beautiful hammers I have ever seen.
It is as though the Aeolian harps
had caught some strayed wind from an unknown world, and brought strange messages from peopled stars.
Under his direction, Monsieur Le Quoi made some purchases, consisting of a few cloths; some groceries, with a good deal of gunpowder and tobacco; a quantity of iron-ware, among which was a large proportion of Barlow’s jack-knives, potash-kettles, and spiders; a very formidable collection of crockery of the coarsest quality and most uncouth forms; together with every other common article that the art of man has devised for his wants, not forgetting the luxuries of looking-glasses and Jew’s- harps
Bertram," said she, "I have tidings of my harp
She played a great deal better than either of the Miss Musgroves, but having no voice, no knowledge of the harp
, and no fond parents, to sit by and fancy themselves delighted, her performance was little thought of, only out of civility, or to refresh the others, as she was well aware.
A strange roseate light shone through the spaces among their trunks and the wind made in their branches the music of AEolian harps
Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp
, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job, than the felicities of Solomon.
It is therefore plain what instruments they should use; thus, they should never be taught to play upon the flute, or any other instrument which requires great skill, as the harp
or the like, but on such as will make them good judges of music, or any other instruction: besides, the flute is not a moral instrument, but rather one that will inflame the passions, and is therefore rather to be used when the soul is to be animated than when instruction is intended.
In some booths there was dancing to merry music, in others flowed ale and beer, and in others yet again sweet cakes and barley sugar were sold; and sport was going outside the booths also, where some minstrel sang ballads of the olden time, playing a second upon the harp
, or where the wrestlers struggled with one another within the sawdust ring, but the people gathered most of all around a raised platform where stout fellows played at quarterstaff.
The young people, at the countess' instigation, gathered round the clavichord and harp