Mute characters in a play.
Remember aye, the ocean deeps are mute.
The shallows roar;
Worth is the ocean - fame the bruit
Along the shore. [ Johann C. F. Von Schiller ]
The harp that once through Tara's halls
The soul of music shed.
Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls,
As if that soul were fled. [ Moore ]
It is the little rift within the lute
That by and by will make the music mute,
And, ever widening, slowly silence all. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
A handsome face is a mute recommendation.
Their flag was furled, and mute their drum. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
Existence may be borne, and the deep root
Of life and sufferance make its firm abode
In bare and desolate bosoms: mute
The camel labors with the heaviest load.
And the wolf dies in silence: Not bestowed
In vain should such examples be; if they.
Things of ignoble or of savage mood,
Endure and shrink not, we of nobler clay
May temper it to bear - it is but for a day. [ Byron ]
So many miseries have crazed my voice,
That my woe-wearied tongue is still and mute. [ William Shakespeare ]
Speak, speak, let terror strike slaves mute.
Much danger makes great hearts most resolute. [ Marston ]
The desert is mute, and dead men tell no tales. [ Laboulaye ]
Say that she rail; why then I'll tell her plain.
She sings as sweetly as a nightingale;
Say that she frown; I'll say she looks as clear
As morning roses, newly washed with dew;
Say she be mute and will not speak a word,
Then I'll commend her volubility
And say she uttereth piercing eloquence. [ William Shakespeare ]
Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals. [ Tacitus ]
But the soul is not the body and the breath is not the flute;
Both together make the music, either marred and all is mute. [ Robert Browning ]
How many people would be mute if they were forbidden to speak well of themselves, and evil of others! [ Mme. de Fontaines ]
However powerful one may be, whether one laughs or weeps, none can make thee speak, none can open thy hand before the time, O mute phantom, our shadow! specter always masked, ever at our side, called Tomorrow. [ Victor Hugo ]
None but those who have loved can be supposed to understand the oratory of the eye, the mute eloquence of a look, or the conversational powers of the face. Love's sweetest meanings are unspoken; the full heart knows no rhetoric of words, and resorts to the pantomime of sighs and glances. [ Bovee ]
There are chords in the human heart - strange varying strings - which are only struck by accident; which will remain mute and senseless to appeals the most passionate and earnest, and respond at last to the slightest casual touch. In the most insensible or childish minds there is some train of reflection which art can seldom lead or skill assist, but which will reveal itself, as great truths have done, by chance, and when the discoverer has the plainest and simplest end in view. [ Dickens ]