Tulliver's daughter must be; and then if she is to banish Philip, our only apology for a tenor
, that will be an additional bore."
When the ceremony of plighting troth was over, the beadle spread before the lectern in the middle of the church a piece of pink silken stuff, the choir sang a complicated and elaborate psalm, in which the bass and tenor
sang responses to one another, and the priest turning round pointed the bridal pair to the pink silk rug.
The necessity of a concurrent jurisdiction in certain cases results from the division of the sovereign power; and the rule that all authorities, of which the States are not explicitly divested in favor of the Union, remain with them in full vigor, is not a theoretical consequence of that division, but is clearly admitted by the whole tenor
of the instrument which contains the articles of the proposed Constitution.
Then some deep-water sailor, from the waist of the ship, lifted a rich tenor
voice in the "Song of the Trade Wind":
You have all the manifestations of a soft and rich treble; I can, by especial aid, carry a full tenor to the highest letter; but we lack counter and bass!
"Judge not too rashly from hasty and deceptive appearances," said the lady, smiling; "though Major Heyward can assume such deep notes on occasion, believe me, his natural tones are better fitted for a mellow tenor than the bass you heard."
It was nothing but soprano rebecs, counter-tenor rebecs, and tenor
rebecs, not to reckon the flutes and brass instruments.
Our conversations have, I think, made sufficiently clear to you the tenor
of my life and purposes: a tenor
unsuited, I am aware, to the commoner order of minds.
"You are of course aware that every Man has two mouths or voices -- as well as two eyes -- a bass at one and a tenor at the other of his extremities.
the Bass and Tenor of the Man and the Soprano and Contralto of the two Women?" "But supposing," said I, "that a man should prefer one wife or three?" "It is impossible," he said; "it is as inconceivable as that two and one should make five, or that the human eye should see a Straight Line." I would have interrupted him; but he proceeded as follows:
So exquisite is the adaptation of Bass to Treble, of Tenor to Contralto, that oftentimes the Loved Ones, though twenty thousand leagues away, recognize at once the responsive note of their destined Lover; and, penetrating the paltry obstacles of distance, Love unites the three.