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He not obliged to sing now, only twice every year; but if he not sing twice each year they take him his pension away.
Mother says she believes th' skylarks sings it when they gets up i' th' mornin'.
Giry coughed, cleared her throat--it sounded as though she were preparing to sing the whole of Gounod's score--and began:
Men shoot us in the water and club us on the land; Men drive us to the Salt House like silly sheep and tame, And still we sing Lukannon--before the sealers came.
Little Nightingale,' called out the little kitchenmaid, 'our Gracious Emperor wants you to sing before him
The company then laid their hands upon the good things that were before them, but as soon as they had had enough to eat and drink, the muse inspired Demodocus to sing the feats of heroes, and more especially a matter that was then in the mouths of all men, to wit, the quarrel between Ulysses and Achilles, and the fierce words that they heaped on one another as they sat together at a banquet.
You can look at the bright colors till the light fades, and then the rose will sing you to sleep," said the Elves, as they folded the soft leaves about her, gently kissed her, and stole away.
And I'll sing oo a little song," he said, as he rolled it about.
IN Heaven a spirit doth dwell "Whose heart-strings are a lute;" None sing so wildly well As the angel Israfel, And the giddy stars (so legends tell) Ceasing their hymns, attend the spell Of his voice, all mute.
Then he touched all the other birds with the flower, so that they all took their old forms again; and he took Jorinda home, where they were married, and lived happily together many years: and so did a good many other lads, whose maidens had been forced to sing in the old fairy's cages by themselves, much longer than they liked.
What I sing of, he suffers--what is joy to me, to him is pain.
Truly, I do not mind turning a tune," answered Will Scarlet, "but I would not sing alone.