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Monody  n.  (pl. monodies)  A species of poem of a mournful character, in which a single mourner expresses lamentation; a song for one voice.

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"Monody" Quotes from Famous Books

... (to give but one instance,) an ingenious modern, distinguished by his rank, but much more for his excellent defence of some of the most important doctrines of Christianity, appears convinced in the conclusion of a pathetic Monody, lately published; in which, after he had deplored, as a man without hope, (expressing ourselves in the Scripture phrase,) the loss of an excellent ...
— Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9) - The History Of A Young Lady • Samuel Richardson

... own penetrating tones? The mountains stand revealed in more than one interpretation, touched by their own sublimity, but the sea remains silent in human speech, because no voice will ever be strong enough to match its awful monody. ...
— Under the Trees and Elsewhere • Hamilton Wright Mabie

... afterwards created Lord Lyttelton. Miss Fortescue was his first wife, and mother of Thomas, called the wicked Lord Lyttelton. She died in childbed and Lord Lyttelton honoured her Memory with the well-known Monody which was so unfeelingly parodied by Smollett.-D. [ Under the title of an "Ode on the Death of ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 1 • Horace Walpole

... Marnold has remarked this genius for monody in Berlioz in his article on Hector Berlioz, musicien (Mercure de France, 15 January, and ...
— Musicians of To-Day • Romain Rolland

... in Lord Byron's Monody to his memory. There is another line, equally true and touching, where, alluding to the irregularities of the latter part of Sheridan's life, ...
— Memoirs of the Life of Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Vol 2 • Thomas Moore

... rock-room of the tomb, and Neferhotep had left a plot of ground in trust to the Necropolis, with the charge of administering its revenues for the payment of a minstrel, who every-year at the feast of the dead should sing the monody to the accompaniment ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

... has also farther recorded the resplendent fame of this celebrated man; for in his Musaeus, a monody to the memory of Pope, he invokes the shades of Chaucer, Spencer, and Milton, to do homage to ...
— On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, • Samuel Felton

... extremely, as they mention so many persons I know; particularly myself. I found there, what I did not know, and what, I believe, Mr. Gray,(1070) himself never knew, that his ode on my cat was written to ridicule Lord Lyttelton's monody. It is just as true as that the latter will survive, and the former be forgotten. There is another anecdote equally vulgar, and void of truth: that my father, sitting in George's coffee-house, (I suppose Mr. Shenstone ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole Volume 3 • Horace Walpole

... the tolling of the bells— Iron bells! What a world of solemn thought their monody compels! In the silence of the night, How we shiver with affright At the melancholy menace of their tone! For every sound that floats From the rust within their throats Is a groan. And the people—ah, the people— They ...
— The American Union Speaker • John D. Philbrick

... Shepherd, Rev. John, his letter enclosing his wife's prayer on Lord Byron's behalf Lord Byron's answer Sheridan, Right Hon. Richard Brinsley, anecdotes of And Colman compared His eloquence His conversation 'Whatever he did, was the best of its kind' Defence of His phoenix story 'MONODY on the Death of' 'Shipwreck,' Falconer's Shoel, Mr. Shreikhorn Shrewsbury, Earl of, his letter to Sir John Byron's grandson Siddons, Mrs., her performance of the character of Isabella Lord Byron's praise of Effect of her acting at Edinburgh An allusion ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6) - With his Letters and Journals • Thomas Moore

... ready with your monody; it yet lacks three or four hours of sunset, when one might probably begin to lament. I am enjoying it all too much ...
— The Queen of Sheba & My Cousin the Colonel • Thomas Bailey Aldrich

... in a higher key, until they grew on the ear, first in long drawn and often repeated interjections, and finally in words. The lips of Chingachgook had so far parted, as to announce that it was the monody of the father. Though not an eye was turned toward him nor the smallest sign of impatience exhibited, it was apparent, by the manner in which the multitude elevated their heads to listen, that they drank in the sounds with ...
— The Last of the Mohicans • James Fenimore Cooper

Words linked to "Monody" :   polyphony, polyphonic music, music, monophonic music

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