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There lay in the accents of the wretched man so profound a consciousness of his misery, that she had not the strength to say a word.
In every valley heard, Floating from tree to tree, Less beautiful to, me, The music of the radiant bird, Than artless accents such as thine Whose echoes never flee
For it seemed as if other voices--familiar in infancy, and unforgotten through many wanderings, and in all the vicissitudes of her heart and fortune--were mingling with the accents of the prayer.
Upon these rules of accent and alliteration the strict form of Anglo-Saxon verse was based.
In general I hated the reading-lesson, it was such a torture to the ear to listen to their uncouth mouthing of my native tongue, and no effort of example or precept on my part ever seemed to effect the slightest improvement in their accent.
The accent marked by an asterisk resembles the lower half of a circle.
And I you a happy New Year," responded the Second Blighted Being, with the accent of a penitent accordeon.
You don't think I talk with a Yankee accent, do you, Miss Shirley, ma'am?
Joan decided that she had been helped to identify the accent by the short German-looking moustache that did not conceal the mouth and its full red lips, which would have formed a Cupid's bow but for some harshness or severity of spirit that had moulded them masculinely.
He and his wife spoke English with an accent which was only discernible through its un-English emphasis and a certain carefulness and deliberation.
There were two or three American men, in black coats, rather yellow and dry of skin: they were theological students; Philip heard the twang of their New England accent through their bad German, and he glanced at them with suspicion; for he had been taught to look upon Americans as wild and desperate barbarians.
For days his voice will not be heard raised about the decks, with that curt, austere accent of the man in charge, till, again, when the hatches are on, and in a silent and expectant ship, he shall speak up from aft in commanding tones: "Man the windlass