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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He plays three instruments - violin, descant recorder, and piano.
Seductive tones and rhythmes (enhancing "the sensuality/of text"), combined with sculptural formats, unite the images evoked in the inner eye with thoughts and feelings that together yield both pleasure and wisdom: "the gleam of/unmapped realms/in blues and burnt sienna;" the gallery awash with/polyphony/and descant voice of rose.
And having stood directly behind him at Pat O'Sullevan's memorial service last week, I can vouch that LK Piggott can still produce a soaring descant like the best of 'em.
The former teacher, from Bebington, beat some tough competition from other entrants to take the top spot with her carol Stars Across the Sky which she penned on manuscript paper complete with an optional descant.
The winds are soft with birdsong; all night long Darkling the nightingale her descant told, And now inside church doors the happy folk The Alleluia chant a hundredfold.
As Muslims, Christians and Jews: We hold beliefs that more or less descant from the same origins.