I thought you'd more sense than to let noises
They knowed us, and didn't make no more noise
than country dogs is always doing when anything comes by in the night.
For some time there was no noise
but the grating sound of the spades discharging their freight of mould and gravel.
I did remark, to be sure, that mounting the stairs made her breathe very quick; that the least sudden noise
set her all in a quiver, and that she coughed troublesomely sometimes: but I knew nothing of what these symptoms portended, and had no impulse to sympathise with her.
It smells o' honey an' there's such a lot o' fresh air--an' th' sky looks so high an' th' bees an' skylarks makes such a nice noise
hummin' an' singin'.
It was a raw evening, and the misty river, blurred to the eye with blazing lights and to the ear with harsh noises
, showed where the barges were stationed in which the smiths worked, making guns for the Army of the Republic.
Not so much in obedience, as in surprise and fear: for on the raising of the hand, he became sensible of confused noises
in the air; incoherent sounds of lamentation and regret; wailings inexpressibly sorrowful and self-accusatory.
The questionable sound of Silas's loom, so unlike the natural cheerful trotting of the winnowing-machine, or the simpler rhythm of the flail, had a half-fearful fascination for the Raveloe boys, who would often leave off their nutting or birds'-nesting to peep in at the window of the stone cottage, counterbalancing a certain awe at the mysterious action of the loom, by a pleasant sense of scornful superiority, drawn from the mockery of its alternating noises
, along with the bent, tread-mill attitude of the weaver.
Nor was his eare less peal'd With noises
loud and ruinous (to compare Great things with small) then when BELLONA storms, With all her battering Engines bent to rase Som Capital City, or less then if this frame Of Heav'n were falling, and these Elements In mutinie had from her Axle torn The stedfast Earth.
And the two companions, flat against their wall, felt their hair stand on end with horror, for they now knew what the thousand noises
So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality--the grass would be only rustling in the wind, and the pool rippling to the waving of the reeds--the rattling teacups would change to tinkling sheep- bells, and the Queen's shrill cries to the voice of the shepherd boy--and the sneeze of the baby, the shriek of the Gryphon, and all thy other queer noises
, would change (she knew) to the confused clamour of the busy farm-yard--while the lowing of the cattle in the distance would take the place of the Mock Turtle's heavy sobs.
Then evening comes and the children call, and the buffaloes lumber up out of the sticky mud with noises
like gunshots going off one after the other, and they all string across the gray plain back to the twinkling village lights.