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Kneeling at the foot of the tower, he sang a serenade in melting tones.
Receiving no reply to this extraordinary appeal, which in truth, as it was delivered with the vigor of full and sonorous tones, merited some sort of notice, he who had thus sung forth the language of the holy book turned to the silent figure to whom he had unwittingly addressed himself, and found a new and more powerful subject of admiration in the object that encountered his gaze.
Was it you," demanded young Andrews, in a puzzled tone, "or your brother who tried to knife me?
It was on the evening before his departure, as he wished still once to visit the Lei and offer to the Nymph of the Rhine his Sighs, the tones of his Zither, and his Songs.
They told a tale of woe which was then al- together beyond my feeble comprehension; they were tones loud, long, and deep; they breathed the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest anguish.
Inflexion belongs both to the noun and verb, and expresses either the relation 'of,' 'to,' or the like; or that of number, whether one or many, as 'man' or 'men '; or the modes or tones in actual delivery, e.
Furthermore, lines two and three, four and five, six and seven, have the same tones on the even syllables.
My name is Manicamp," replied the young man, in a voice whose tones were as harmonious and sweet as the notes of an AEolian harp.
And as I had spoken in measured tones and hadn't got red in the face she let herself go.
The curfew of the cloister sounded at the moment when Master Jacques was repeating to his companion in low tones, his eternal refrain, "He is mad
Gahan spoke quickly in tones vibrant with authority.
Her voice, without losing its steadiness, fell to its lowest tones.