Very clever were some of their productions, pasteboard guitars
, antique lamps made of old-fashioned butter boats covered with silver paper, gorgeous robes of old cotton, glittering with tin spangles from a pickle factory, and armor covered with the same useful diamond shaped bits left inn sheets when the lids of preserve pots were cut out.
It was, perhaps, the narrow limits to which he thus confined himself upon the guitar
, which gave birth, in great measure, to the fantastic character of the performances.
Last year I left the Imperial City, banished far To this plague-stricken spot, where desolation Broods on from year to heavy year, nor lute Nor love's guitar
She opened her fan, a fine old painted fan of the last century, and looked at the picture, which represented a fete champetre--a lady with a guitar
, singing, and a group of dancers round a garlanded Hermes.
He went as near as his century permitted to walking the world literally like Don Juan, with rapier and guitar
She was a fearless and familiar little thing, who asked disconcerting questions, made precocious comments, and possessed outlandish arts, such as dancing a Spanish shawl dance and singing Neapolitan love-songs to a guitar
She was surrounded in the drawing-room by various objects, indicative of her painting a little, playing the piano a little, playing the guitar
a little, playing the harp a little, singing a little, working a little, reading a little, writing poetry a little, and botanizing a little.
She was very musical, playing the guitar
and singing in a style that made our shipboard concerts vastly superior to the average of their order; but I have seen her shudder at the efforts of less gifted folks who were also doing their best; and it was the same in other directions where her superiority was less specific.
In his desire to take guitar
lessons he applied to one of his young masters to teach him, but the young man, not having much faith in the ability of the slave to master the guitar
at his age, sought to discourage him by telling him: "Uncle Jake, I will give you guitar
lessons; but, Jake, I will have to charge you three dollars for the first lesson, two dollars for the second lesson, and one dollar for the third lesson.
Anisya, go and see if the strings of my guitar
are all right.
The streets were full of people, men for the most part, who interchanged their views of the world as they walked, or gathered round the wine-tables at the street corner, where an old cripple was twanging his guitar
strings, while a poor girl cried her passionate song in the gutter.
Was that really the tinkling of a guitar
, the perfume of almond and cherry blossom, floating to him down the warm wind?
And when she strummed the guitar
and sang liquid, velvety Hawaiian hulas, he sat entranced.
Baldly as he had stated it, in his eyes was a rich vision of that hot, starry night at Salina Cruz, the white strip of beach, the lights of the sugar steamers in the harbor, the voices of the drunken sailors in the distance, the jostling stevedores, the flaming passion in the Mexican's face, the glint of the beast-eyes in the starlight, the sting of the steel in his neck, and the rush of blood, the crowd and the cries, the two bodies, his and the Mexican's, locked together, rolling over and over and tearing up the sand, and from away off somewhere the mellow tinkling of a guitar
THE Head Rifler of an insolvent bank, learning that it was about to be visited by the official Noser into Things, placed his own personal note for a large amount among its resources, and, gaily touching his guitar
, awaited the inspection.