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    I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart; but
    the saying is true, 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.'

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My eyes are dim with childish tears,
My heart is idly stirred,
For the same sound is read more

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.

by William Wordsworth Found in: Sound Quotes,
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Their rising all at once was as the sound
Of thunder heard remote.

Their rising all at once was as the sound
Of thunder heard remote.

by John Milton Found in: Sound Quotes,
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Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound.

Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound.

by Isaac Watts Found in: Sound Quotes,
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Parent of sweetest sounds, yet mute forever.

Parent of sweetest sounds, yet mute forever.

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I hear a sound so fine there's nothing lives
'Twixt it and silence.

I hear a sound so fine there's nothing lives
'Twixt it and silence.

by James Sheridan Knowles Found in: Sound Quotes,
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Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds,
At which the universal host up sent
A shout that tore hell's read more

Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds,
At which the universal host up sent
A shout that tore hell's concave, and beyond
Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.

by John Milton Found in: Sound Quotes,
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A noise like of a hidden brook
In the leafy month of June,
That to the sleeping read more

A noise like of a hidden brook
In the leafy month of June,
That to the sleeping woods all night
Singeth a quiet tune.

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And filled the air with barbarous dissonance.

And filled the air with barbarous dissonance.

by John Milton Found in: Sound Quotes,
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A thousand trills and quivering sounds
In airy circles o'er us fly,
Till, wafted by a gentle read more

A thousand trills and quivering sounds
In airy circles o'er us fly,
Till, wafted by a gentle breeze,
They faint and languish by degrees,
And at a distance die.

by Joseph Addison Found in: Sound Quotes,
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