|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|A thousand trills and quivering sounds|
In airy circles oer us fly,
Till, wafted by a gentle breeze,
They faint and languish by degrees,
And at a distance die.
AddisonAn Ode for St. Cecilias Day. VI.
|A noise like of a hidden brook|
In the leafy month of June,
That to the sleeping woods all night
Singeth a quiet tune.
ColeridgeAncient Mariner. Pt. V. St. 18.
|By magic numbers and persuasive sound.|
CongreveMourning Bride. Act I. Sc. 1.
|I hear a sound so fine theres nothing lives|
Twixt it and silence.
James Sheridan KnowlesVirginius. Act V. Sc. 2.
|Parent of sweetest sounds, yet mute forever.|
MacaulayEnigma. Cut off my head, etc. Last line.
|And filled the air with barbarous dissonance.|
MiltonComus. L. 550.
|Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds,|
At which the universal host up sent
A shout that tore hells concave, and beyond
Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 540.
|Their rising all at once was as the sound|
Of thunder heard remote.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 476.
|To all proportioned terms he must dispense|
And make the sound a picture of the sense.
Christopher PittTranslation of Vidas Art of Poetry.
|The murmur that springs|
From the growing of grass.
PoeAl Aaraaf. Pt. II. L. 124.
|The sound must seem an echo to the sense.|
PopeEssay on Criticism. L. 365.
|The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.|
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 73.
| Whats the business,|
That such a hideous trumpet calls to parley
The sleepers of the house? Speak, speak!
Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 86.
|Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound.|
Isaac WattsHymns and Spiritual Songs. Bk. II. Hymn 63.
|My eyes are dim with childish tears,|
My heart is idly stirred,
For the same sound is in my ears
Which in those days I heard.