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The suggestion struck upon the chord of early associations already vibrating in my mind.
They had not heard the heavy royal footfall which sets empty cells vibrating.
This very night,' - the words came slowly, vibrating with triumph - 'this very night he will be as free as I am from all taint of sin - assured as I am, when he quits this body, of Freedom from the Wheel of Things.
THAT is the noise of the spring--a vibrating boom which is neither bees, nor falling water, nor the wind in tree- tops, but the purring of the warm, happy world.
They, or what perhaps lurks in them: fear, deception, desire, disillusion - all silent at first before the song of triumphant love vibrating in the light.
It has broken now," said the young man in low, vibrating tones.
She can use a chafing-dish,' he resumed, his voice vibrating with emotion.
Tulkinghorn's inhabiting, where the shepherds play on Chancery pipes that have no stop, and keep their sheep in the fold by hook and by crook until they have shorn them exceeding close, every noise is merged, this moonlight night, into a distant ringing hum, as if the city were a vast glass, vibrating.
Below, in the very depths of the concert, you confusedly distinguish the interior chanting of the churches, which exhales through the vibrating pores of their vaulted roofs.
Athelny was not displeased to find someone to whom he could read the translations with which for some time he had amused his leisure; and in his fine, vibrating voice he recited the canticle of the Soul and Christ her lover, the lovely poem which begins with the words en una noche oscura, and the noche serena of Fray Luis de Leon.
I could see from Holmes's rigid face that he was vibrating with inward excitement.
The flagship passed almost vertically over the Sandy Hook observation station, rising rapidly as it did so, and in a few minutes all New York was vibrating to the Staten Island guns.