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Both the parents died before the Restoration, leaving the little girl to the care of her pious grandmother, la vicomtesse, who survived, in a feeble old age, to descant on the former grandeur of her house, and to sigh, in common with so many others, for le bon vieux temps.
I may add, without vanity, that my presence often gave them sufficient matter for discourse, because it afforded my master an occasion of letting his friends into the history of me and my country, upon which they were all pleased to descant, in a manner not very advantageous to humankind: and for that reason I shall not repeat what they said; only I may be allowed to observe, that his honour, to my great admiration, appeared to understand the nature of YAHOOS much better than myself.
And I could weep “—th’ Oneida chief His descant wildly thus begun—” But that I may not stain with grief The death-song of my father’s son.
Though rendered less connected by many and general interruptions and outbreakings, a translation of their language would have contained a regular descant, which, in substance, might have proved to possess a train of consecutive ideas.
Most likely not; but I am not going to descant upon them now: I will only make this acknowledgment, little honourable as it may be to human nature, and especially to myself, - that the former half of the narrative was, to me, more painful than the latter, not that I was at all insensible to Mrs.
Scaly-conscience, and a knot of gentlemen from the town of Shun-repentance, to descant upon the inestimable advantages resulting from the safety of our baggage.
Each of her poems is as thick as the Tennessee woods, and one can imagine her, pen to notebook, on the mountain at Sewanee, imagining each descant and collect, each sonnet and villanelle.
Under choral director Eugene delos Santos of the UST Conservatory of Music, Tiples next took on Mary Donnelly and George Strid's 'Gloria Tibi,' which highlighted the all-boys choir's control of its vocal instrument, particularly in the joyful descant at its end.
Descant parts are included on a few anthems, which add beautiful color to the selections.
Some of us (and these are the chosen among the chosen) have even mastered the art of the unwavering descant and bagged the back seats in deference to their special powers.
The Clear Choice acquisition fits nicely into our market expansion plans, explained Josh Descant, president of EATEL.
Alex says of Briggflatts (opening lines: Brag, sweet tenor bull,/ descant on Rawthey's madrigal): "It is quite a difficult poem but on the other hand it's also very musical.