His labor is a chant.
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon! [ Emily Dickinson ]
On the twenty second of June,
Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune. [ Epitaph ]
Thankfulness is the tune of angels. [ Spenser ]
To lordlings proud I tune my lay,
Who feast in bower or hall;
Though dukes they be, to dukes I say,
That pride will have a fall. [ Gay ]
That is the old tune upon the bagpipe. [ Proverb ]
Our life contains a thousand springs.
And dies if one be gone.
Strange! that a harp of thousand strings
Should keep in tune so long. [ Watts ]
And evermore the waters worship God;
And bards and prophets tune their mystic lyres
While listening to the music of the waves! [ Mrs. Hale ]
Hear the mellow wedding bells.
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!
From the molten golden notes,
And all in tune
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle-dove that listen? while she gloats
On the moon! [ Poe ]
Some would play a tune before you can tune your fiddle. [ Proverb ]
You are always singing the same tune, (i.e. harping on one theme). [ Ter ]
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune. [ Thomas Fuller ]
Justice is the key-note of the world, and all else is ever out of tune. [ Theodore Parker ]
Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony, but organically I am incapable of a tune. [ Lamb ]
Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh. [ William Shakespeare ]
The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body. [ Bacon ]
Music would not be unexpedient after meat to assist and cherish nature in her first concoction, and send their minds back to study in good tune. [ Milton ]
The rain is playing its soft pleasant tune fitfully on the skylight, and the shade of the fast-flying clouds across my book passed with delicate change. [ N. P. Willis ]
Rhyme is the elementary art of the poet; but at the same time he must possess that vehement passion for melody that buoys his speech into song, his footsteps into tune, and makes his life move in a melodious rhythm. [ Bentivoglio ]
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune; such is the extensiveness thereof, that it stoopeth so low as brute beasts, yet mounteth as high as angels; horses will do more for a whistle than for a whip, and by hearing their bells, jingle away their weariness. [ T. Fuller ]
Ahab cast a covetous eye at Naboth's vineyard, David a lustful eye at Bathsheba. The eye is the pulse of the soul; as physicians judge of the heart by the pulse, so we by the eye; a rolling eye, a roving heart. The good eye keeps minute time, and strikes when it should; the lustful, crochet-time, and so puts all out of tune. [ Rev. T. Adams ]
There are two things which help to make music - melody and harmony. Now, as most of you know, there is melody in music when the different sounds of the same tune follow each other so as to give us pleasure; there is harmony in music when different sounds, instead of following each other, come at the same time so as to give us pleasure. [ C. Kingsley ]