He had a monkey on his shoulder, dressed in a Highland plaid; and, to complete the sum of splendid attractions wherewith he presented himself to the public, there was a company of little figures, whose sphere
and habitation was in the mahogany case of his organ, and whose principle of life was the music which the Italian made it his business to grind out.
He said that, the people of their island had their ears adapted to hear "the music of the spheres
, which always played at certain periods, and the court was now prepared to bear their part, in whatever instrument they most excelled.
And you allow then, sir, that spheres
exist, and that these marked and invisible beings mingle amongst us?
They are either under no necessity to work for their living, or are enabled to choose the sphere
of activity that is really congenial to them, and gives them pleasure.
On a front view it appeared to consist principally of two spheres
, bearing about the same relation to each other as the earth and the moon: that is to say, the lower sphere
might be said, at a rough guess, to be thirteen times larger than the upper which naturally performed the function of a mere satellite and tributary.
At a certain season of the year, when the fruit of the hundred groves of the valley has reached its maturity, and hangs in golden spheres
from every branch, the islanders assemble in harvest groups, and garner in the abundance which surrounds them.
Who measured earth, described the starry spheres
, And traced the long records of lunar years.
She had passed through the Empire, she had lived through a siege, had rubbed shoulders with the Commune, had seen everything, no doubt, of what men are capable in the pursuit of their desires or in the extremity of their distress, for love, for money, and even for honour; and in her precarious connection with the very highest spheres
she had kept her own honourability unscathed while she had lost all her prejudices.
But superstition hath been the confusion of many states, and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres
To persons of limited spheres
, miles are as geographical degrees, parishes as counties, counties as provinces and kingdoms.
Love should be the vestal fire of some mighty temple--some vast dim fane whose organ music is the rolling of the spheres
For Aristotle did not separate, as we are inclined to do, the spheres
of the statesman and the moralist.