Phrases with "melodies"

William Makepeace Thackeray The Irish Brigade, accustomed to lie abroad, were quartered in some potato fields, where they sang Moore’s melodies all night. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray These melodies did not in the least add to our friend’s courage. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Olaf Stapledon Whether it was the influence of those barbarian melodies that we had been savouring, or a mere flaw in my nature, I know not; but suddenly I heard myself cry out. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

There were quaint old sixteenth-century melodies which soothed me with an almost magical power. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

D. H. Lawrence I bought something to sweeten the melodies with, and give us a sort of breathing-space now and then: sort of little ear-rest, you know. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Devoured as I then was by my own anxieties, I might profane those heavenly melodies — I could not play them. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Then to please old Archie she played ‘Auld Lang Syne’— that tender caressing air which is one of the most pathetic and heart-stirring melodies in the world. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Oscar Wilde Mr. Symonds, speaking of that great picture of Mantegna’s, now in Hampton Court, says that the artist has converted an antiquarian motive into a theme for melodies of line. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

William Makepeace Thackeray And a little way from the huts, again, you might see (for you could scarcely hear) certain pipers executing their melodies and inviting people to dance. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

George Meredith She peopled it with souls of the great and pure, gave it illimitable horizons, dreamy nooks, ravishing landscapes, melodies of the poets of music. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Gissing Through the hours of darkness, she now and then sang to herself, and the melodies were those she had known when a girl, or a child, common songs of the street. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

He was also content, though less ecstatically, when Briac talked to him of Chopin, and played the familiar melodies with much brilliance. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Edith Wharton His was not a tuneful throat — but harsh melodies burst from it as he locked the barn and sprang up the hill to the house. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

On all sides he heard mysterious melodies sung by strangely musical voices. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

From tne wells of forgetfulness he regained the shining words and gay melodies which his childhood had delighted in, and these he sang loudly and unceasingly as he marched. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

A. E. W. Mason The melodies which she had played rang in his ears now. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Wilkie Collins The lovely old melodies of Mozart, which poor Hartright was so fond of, she has never played since he left. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

William Makepeace Thackeray The aspect of the country is wild, and beautiful of course; but why try to describe it? I think the Irish scenery just like the Irish melodies — sweet, wild, and sad even in the sunshine. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

The carts that took the flour-barrels from the wharves to the store-houses seemed to emit joyous melodies from their wheels. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

Thomas Hardy Thus he would sit all day, in spite of persuasion, watching its every sway, and listening to the melancholy Gregorian melodies which the air wrung out of it. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

We would rather have one of Moore’s melodies than all Beethoven’s sonatas. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Elizabeth Von Arnim She lunched to-day on beer, Schweine-koteletten, and cabbage-salad with caraway seeds in it, and now I hear her through the open window, extemporising touching melodies in her charming, cooing voice. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Then he smiled as the last echo of the choral melodies died softly on the silence. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Nellie Bly I went to sleep lulled by the sounds of familiar negro melodies sung by the men in the smoking-room beneath my cabin. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

John Galsworthy Grand opera! Rigoletto! The twittering of those tarnished melodies came up to her in all the bravura of an age which knew better than this, it seemed, how to express the emotions of wayward hearts. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Mary played old Irish melodies in the evenings by the hour, and sang sweetly at prayers. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

George Gissing Conscious of this, she was irritated whenever Harvey begged her to play simple things; for indeed, if she must hear music at all, it was just those simple melodies she would herself have preferred. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]