It won him a professorship in Boston University; and brought so many pupils around him that he ventured to open an ambitious "School of Vocal
Physiology," which became at once a profitable enterprise.
Amongst our lowest orders, the vocal
organs are developed to a degree more than correspondent with those of hearing, so that an Isosceles can easily feign the voice of a Polygon, and, with some training, that of a Circle himself.
The wind searched close along the earth, the stones were cutting and icy, the bare hazels wailed about him; and soon the air of the afternoon began to be vocal
with those strange and dismal harpings that herald snow.
The youth wondered what had happened to his vocal
organs that he no more cursed.
The bird on the branch, the dog in his kennel, the sheep in the field, the boats moored in the Loire, even, became alive and vocal
His followers are all dancing on the plain, to their own vocal
The company at Alick's end of the table took this form of vocal
entertainment very much as a matter of course, being free from musical prejudices; but Bartle Massey laid down his pipe and put his fingers in his ears; and Adam, who had been longing to go ever since he had heard Dinah was not in the house, rose and said he must bid good-night.
In several works descriptive of the islands in the Pacific, many of the most beautiful combinations of vocal
sounds have been altogether lost to the ear of the reader by an over-attention to the ordinary rules of spelling.
The Canadian waters are vocal
with these little French chansons, that have been echoed from mouth to mouth and transmitted from father to son, from the earliest days of the colony; and it has a pleasing effect, in a still golden summer evening, to see a batteau gliding across the bosom of a lake and dipping its oars to the cadence of these quaint old ditties, or sweeping along in full chorus on a bright sunny morning, down the transparent current of one of the Canada rivers.
The Germans, as we know, are a transcendental people, and there was at last an irresistible appeal for Vogelstein in this quick bright silent girl who could smile and turn vocal
in an instant, who imparted a rare originality to the filial character, and whose profile was delicate as she bent it over a volume which she cut as she read, or presented it in musing attitudes, at the side of the ship, to the horizon they had left behind.
The cradle-rocking and the song would cease simultaneously for a moment, and an explanation at highest vocal
pitch would take the place of the melody.
Lapsing then out of date and being considered to bore mankind by her vocal
performances in the Spanish language, she retired to Bath, where she lives slenderly on an annual present from Sir Leicester and whence she makes occasional resurrections in the country houses of her cousins.