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Quotes of POETRY from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

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All you know about poetry is what you wrote up on the slates in the yard and were going to be sent to the loft for.
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 2   Context
Perhaps a wild rose might be like those colours and he remembered the song about the wild rose blossoms on the little green place.
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 1   Context
He sat in a corner of the playroom pretending to watch a game of dominoes and once or twice he was able to hear for an instant the little song of the gas.
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 1   Context
But when he had sung his song and withdrawn into a snug corner of the room he began to taste the joy of his loneliness.
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 2   Context
One fellow had a good voice, another fellow was a good actor, another could sing a good comic song, another was a good oarsman or a good racket player, another could tell a good story and so on.
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 2   Context
I like it; but there is no hymn that can be put beside that mournful and majestic processional song, the VEXILLA REGIS of Venantius Fortunatus.
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 5   Context
The old restless moodiness had again filled his breast as it had done on the night of the party, but had not found an outlet in verse.
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 2   Context
He had learnt what little he knew of the laws of Latin verse from a ragged book written by a Portuguese priest.
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 5   Context
He asked us whether we had read the poetry of Thomas Moore or the works of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Lytton.
James Joyce
Dubliners, AN ENCOUNTER   Context
At last the children grew tired and sleepy and Joe asked Maria would she not sing some little song before she went, one of the old songs.
James Joyce
Dubliners, CLAY   Context
The song seemed to be in the old Irish tonality and the singer seemed uncertain both of his words and of his voice.
James Joyce
Dubliners, THE DEAD   Context
They were the same statues, rich in form, in attraction, and poesy, with eyes of fascination, smiles of love, and bright and flowing hair.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor   Context
Gaetano skirted the light, carefully keeping the boat in the shadow; then, when they were opposite the fire, he steered to the centre of the circle, singing a fishing song, of which his companions sung the chorus.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor   Context
Ask them to sing one more song; it is so delightful to hear music in the distance, when the musicians are unrestrained by observation.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger   Context
The count soon heard the rattling of a bunch of skeleton keys, such as the locksmith brings when called to force a lock, and which thieves call nightingales, doubtless from the music of their nightly song when they grind against the bolt.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 82. The Burglary   Context
Her voice, of immense power and sublime expression, gave to the rude, unpolished poetry of these psalms a magic and an effect which the most exalted Puritans rarely found in the songs of their brethren, and which they were forced to ornament with all the resources of their imagination.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 53 CAPTIVITY: THE SECOND DAY   Context
However, a few instants after she had finished her religious song, Milady thought she heard a profound sigh.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 54 CAPTIVITY: THE THIRD DAY   Context
This verse, into which the terrible enchantress threw her whole soul, completed the trouble which had seized the heart of the young officer.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 53 CAPTIVITY: THE SECOND DAY   Context
As I waited I heard in the distance a gipsy song sung by merry voices coming closer, and through their song the rolling of heavy wheels and the cracking of whips; the Szgany and the Slovaks of whom the Count had spoken were coming.
Bram Stoker
Dracula, CHAPTER IV   Context
In time my eyes gradually shut up; and, from seeming to hear the clergyman singing a drowsy song in the heat, I hear nothing, until I fall off the seat with a crash, and am taken out, more dead than alive, by Peggotty.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE   Context
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