Dinner was laid in a magnificent apartment, and the table was covered with delicious fruits; while during the repast richly dressed girls sang softly and sweetly to stringed
He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses; the most insipid food was alone endurable; he could wear only garments of certain texture; the odours of all flowers were oppressive; his eyes were tortured by even a faint light; and there were but peculiar sounds, and these from stringed instruments, which did not inspire him with horror.
I have just spoken of that morbid condition of the auditory nerve which rendered all music intolerable to the sufferer, with the exception of certain effects of stringed instruments.
These lashings, like the chords of a stringed
instrument, resounded as if vibrated by a violin bow.
The musicians will sit in their gallery," said the young Student, "and play upon their stringed
instruments, and my love will dance to the sound of the harp and the violin.
Would you admit them into our State when you reflect that in this composite use of harmony the flute is worse than all the stringed
instruments put together; even the panharmonic music is only an imitation of the flute?
Many people gained their livelihood by the Board of Irrigation, especially one highly conscientious and musical family: all the daughters played on stringed
instruments, and Alexey Alexandrovitch knew the family and had stood godfather to one of the elder daughters.
A strain of plaintive music, played on stringed
instruments, and flutes, recalled my attention to the hidden shrine.
Are there no itinerant bands; no wind or stringed
Music; a respectable performance (without variations) on stringed
and wind instruments, sedately expressive of getting up at eight, shaving close at a quarter past, breakfasting at nine, going to the City at ten, coming home at half-past five, and dining at seven.
An' when I see'd the book open upo' the stall, wi' the lady lookin' out of it wi' eyes a bit like your'n when you was frettin',--you'll excuse my takin' the liberty, Miss,--I thought I'd make free to buy it for you, an' then I bought the books full o' genelmen to match; an' then"--here Bob took up the small stringed packet of books--"I thought you might like a bit more print as well as the picturs, an' I got these for a sayso,--they're cram-full o' print, an' I thought they'd do no harm comin' along wi' these bettermost books.
There was no music for her any more,--no piano, no harmonized voices, no delicious stringed instruments, with their passionate cries of imprisoned spirits sending a strange vibration through her frame.