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The schoolhouse being deserted soon fell to decay, and was reported to be haunted by the ghost of the unfortunate pedagogue and the plough-boy, loitering homeward of a still summer evening, has often fancied his voice at a distance, chanting a melancholy psalm tune among the tranquil solitudes of Sleepy Hollow.
The musicians had spent all their fine frenzy by now, and played only one tune, wearily, ploddingly.
Scrooge's niece played well upon the harp; and played among other tunes a simple little air (a mere nothing: you might learn to whistle it in two minutes), which had been familiar to the child who fetched Scrooge from the boarding-school, as he had been reminded by the Ghost of Christmas Past.
which, after some time, during which I sat looking about me and thinking, and listening to the stitching in the room and the tune that was being hammered across the yard, appeared on a tray, and turned out to be for me.
Well, then, I wish you'd keep hold o' the tune, when it's set for you; if you're for practising, I wish you'd practise that," said a large jocose-looking man, an excellent wheelwright in his week-day capacity, but on Sundays leader of the choir.
We haven't a camelty tune of our own To help us trollop along, But every neck is a hair trombone(Rtt-ta-ta-ta
Now the Princess came walking past with all her ladies-in- waiting, and when she heard the tune she stood still and her face beamed with joy, for she also could play 'Where is Augustus dear?
So make you ready for the tune I am about to play upon your ribs.
There are, again, some arts which employ all the means above mentioned, namely, rhythm, tune, and metre.
They stooped as if they still had hold of the plough-handles, and marched without any time or tune.
By the way, the tune was rather a curious one, and you might like to try it for yourself, so here are the notes.
Harvey waked to find the "first half" at 'breakfast, the fo'c'sle door drawn to a crack, and every square inch of the schooner singing its own tune.