This ended, in prolonged solemn tones, like the continual tolling
of a bell in a ship that is foundering at sea in a fog --in such tones he commenced reading the following hymn; but changing his manner towards the concluding stanzas, burst forth with a pealing exultation and joy -- The ribs and terrors in the whale, Arched over me a dismal gloom, While all God's sun-lit waves rolled by, And lift me deepening down to doom.
Not many days after we heard the church-bell tolling
for a long time, and looking over the gate we saw a long, strange black coach that was covered with black cloth and was drawn by black horses; after that came another and another and another, and all were black, while the bell kept tolling
But there was a sound here which interrupted the stillness only to add to its mournfulness; this was the faint far sound of tolling
bells which floated fitfully to us on the passing breeze, and so faintly, so softly, that we hardly knew whether we heard it with our ears or with our spirits.
Again I looked out: we were passing a church; I saw its low broad tower against the sky, and its bell was tolling
a quarter; I saw a narrow galaxy of lights too, on a hillside, marking a village or hamlet.
Oswald the cupbearer modestly suggested, ``that it was scarce an hour since the tolling
of the curfew;'' an ill-chosen apology, since it turned upon a topic so harsh to Saxon ears.
And at the same time the tolling
of Saint-Leonard's increased.
Perhaps, with momentary truth of feeling, she thought how much happier had been her fate, if, after years of bliss, the bell were now tolling
for her funeral, and she were followed to the grave by the old affection of her earliest lover, long her husband.
Gudule's deep bell, tolling
slowly two, marked the moment for which I had been waiting.
She dropped her head, and as if her ears had been opened to the voices of the world, she heard, beyond the rampart of sea-wall, the swell of yester- day's gale breaking on the beach with monotonous and solemn vibrations, as if all the earth had been a tolling
And he dances, and he yells; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the pæan of the bells - Of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the throbbing of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells - To the sobbing of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, As he knells, knells, knells, In a happy Runic rhyme, To the rolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells: - To the tolling
of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
Its recurrence was regular, but as slow as the tolling
of a death knell.
A strange thrill it gave to the young squire to see the well-remembered white dress once more, and to hear the measured tolling
of the deep vespers bell, At early dawn they passed across the broad, sluggish, reed-girt stream--men, horses, and baggage in the flat ferry barges--and so journeyed on through the fresh morning air past Exbury to Lepe.