"That confirms my impression," said the King, "that you are not a Man, but a feminine Monstrosity with a bass voice
, and an utterly uneducated ear.
"Marya Lvovna Karagina and her daughter!" announced the countess' gigantic footman in his bass voice
, entering the drawing room.
She had been hearing some fine music sung by a fine bass voice
,--but then it was sung in a provincial, amateur fashion, such as would have left a critical ear much to desire.
When he opened his lips, he spoke in a rich bass voice
, with an easy flow of language, and a strict attention to the elocutionary claims of words in more than one syllable.
Suddenly a very little counsel with a terrific bass voice
arises, fully inflated, in the back settlements of the fog, and says, "Will your lordship allow me?
The elder one, Morgan, was a huge man, bronzed and moustached, with a deep bass voice
and an almost guttural speech, and the other, Raff, was slight and effeminate, with nervous hands and watery, washed-out gray eyes, who spoke with a faint indefinable accent that was hauntingly reminiscent of the Cockney, and that was yet not Cockney of any brand she had ever encountered.
He began in his deepest bass voice
: 'Honor thy father--' He stopped and looked up to heaven as if he saw the rest of it there.
he has a fine bass voice
, and an excellent taste for music."
Mazarin, who had dispensed a thousand louis to make the people cry "Long live Mazarin," and who had accordingly no confidence in acclamations bought at twenty pistoles each, kept one eye on Porthos; but that gigantic body-guard replied to the look with his great bass voice
, "Be tranquil, my lord," and Mazarin became more and more composed.
She had given him, at least, a fine bass voice
and a musical ear; but I cannot positively say whether these alone had sufficed to inspire him with the rich chant in which he delivered the responses.
They enjoyed drinking out of the shallow cup of warm red wine and water, and they were still more pleased when the priest, flinging back his stole and taking both their hands in his, led them round the lectern to the accompaniment of bass voices
chanting "Glory to God."
Without possessing the volume of classical bass voices
, the tone of it was pleasing from a slightly muffled quality like that of an English bugle, which is firm and sweet, strong but velvety.