Upon these rules of accent
and alliteration the strict form of Anglo-Saxon verse was based.
I looked up in amazement; the voice was a voice of Albion; the accent
was pure and silvery ; it only wanted firmness, and assurance, to be the counterpart of what any well-educated lady in Essex or Middlesex might have enounced, yet the speaker or reader was no other than Mdlle.
There lay in the accents
of the wretched man so profound a consciousness of his misery, that she had not the strength to say a word.
I don't want no Yankee accent
. Not that I've a word to say against the Yankees, Miss Shirley, ma'am.
Descended from old New England stock, his father a consul-general, he had been born in Germany, in which country he had received his early education and his accent
. Then, still a boy, he had rejoined his father in Turkey, and accompanied him later to Persia, his father having been appointed Minister to that country.
For it seemed as if other voices--familiar in infancy, and unforgotten through many wanderings, and in all the vicissitudes of her heart and fortune--were mingling with the accents
of the prayer.
She had a French master, who complimented her upon the purity of her accent
and her facility of learning; the fact is she had learned long ago and grounded herself subsequently in the grammar so as to be able to teach it to George; and Madam Strumpff came to give her lessons in singing, which she performed so well and with such a true voice that the Major's windows, who had lodgings opposite under the Prime Minister, were always open to hear the lesson.
The keen frosty air; the low, rosy, wintry sun; the castle, hailing him like an old acquaintance; the names of friends on door-plates; the sight of friends whom he seemed to recognise, and whom he eagerly avoided, in the streets; the pleasant chant of the north-country accent
; the dome of St.
Wholly inattentive to her sister's feelings, Lydia flew about the house in restless ecstasy, calling for every one's congratulations, and laughing and talking with more violence than ever; whilst the luckless Kitty continued in the parlour repined at her fate in terms as unreasonable as her accent
"Say monsieur, and speak quickly," replied the unknown, with that haughty accent
which admits of neither discussion nor reply.
"Commander in Chief Kutuzov?" said the newly arrived general speaking quickly with a harsh German accent
, looking to both sides and advancing straight toward the inner door.
It was not raised to any high pitch; its accent
was the accent
of prayer, and the words it uttered were these: