Hugo, getting thirsty after a long warble, drinks it, loses his wits, and after a good deal of clutching and stamping, falls flat and dies, while Hagar informs him what she has done in a song of exquisite power and melody
I used to sing it with Gurth, once my playfellow, and now, by the grace of God and his master, no less than a freemen; and we once came by the cudgel for being so entranced by the melody
, that we lay in bed two hours after sunrise, singing the ditty betwixt sleeping and waking my bones ache at thinking of the tune ever since.
Her eyes caught the melody
and echoed it in radiance, then closed for a moment, as though to hide their secret.
And a deep languid charm I feel without alarm With its melody
enwind me And all my heart subdue.
The sky seems more transparent there, and the sun shines with a strange brilliancy, and a delightful grove of green leafy trees presents itself to the eyes and charms the sight with its verdure, while the ear is soothed by the sweet untutored melody
of the countless birds of gay plumage that flit to and fro among the interlacing branches.
she said, in a soft, harmonious voice, the melody
of which did not convey the slightest feeling or the slightest thought.
The sledge slid along in the midst of a plaintively intense melody
Charlotte Henly, of course, was of the party, although she was absolutely ignorant of a single note, nor knew how to praise a scientific execution, or to manifest disgust at simple melody
Every night, before retiring, the inmates of the house gathered together on the mats, and so squatting upon their haunches, after the universal practice of these islanders, would commence a low, dismal and monotonous chant, accompanying the voice with the instrumental melody
produced by two small half-rotten sticks tapped slowly together, a pair of which were held in the hands of each person present.
Her every tone is music's own, Like those of morning birds, And something more than melody
Dwells ever in her words; The coinage of her heart are they, And from her lips each flows As one may see the burden'd bee Forth issue from the rose.
The cradle-rocking and the song would cease simultaneously for a moment, and an explanation at highest vocal pitch would take the place of the melody
Now, as all music consists in melody
and rhythm, we ought not to be unacquainted with the power which each of these has in education; and whether we should rather choose music in which melody
prevails, or rhythm: but when I consider how many things have been well written upon these subjects, not only by some musicians of the present age, but also by some philosophers who are perfectly skilled in that part of music which belongs to education; we will refer those who desire a very particular knowledge therein to those writers, and shall only treat of it in general terms, without descending to particulars.
The desire that grew upon Harris and myself, as the mournful strains progressed, was to fall upon each other's necks and weep; but by great effort we kept back the rising tears, and listened to the wild yearnful melody
I sat upon the platform of the large chapel and looked forth on a thousand coloured faces, and the choir of a hundred or more behind me sang a familiar religious melody
, and the whole company joined in the chorus with unction.
Petya was as musical as Natasha and more so than Nicholas, but had never learned music or thought about it, and so the melody
that unexpectedly came to his mind seemed to him particularly fresh and attractive.