They feast, they fiddle
, they drink, they sing, they dance, they frolic and fight, until they are all as mad as so many drunken Indians.
Pickwick, who was only brought to, by the fiddles and harp desisting, and could have been stopped by no other earthly power, if the house had been on fire.
However, there was no time to think more about the matter, for the fiddles and harp began in real earnest.
The miser crept into the bush to find it; but directly he had got into the middle, his companion took up his fiddle
and played away, and the miser began to dance and spring about, capering higher and higher in the air.
It reminded me so strong of the First Mate tearing loose as soon as I begin to fiddle
that I come nearer to laughing out loud in church than I ever did before or since.
Oh yes; there's nothing like a fiddle
," said the dairyman.
Rann to accompany him on the fiddle
, and Joshua felt quite sure that though there might not be much in the dancing, the music would make up for it.
But the little chap seized him at once by the nose; gave it a swing and a pull; clapped the big chapeau de-bras upon his head; knocked it down over his eyes and mouth; and then, lifting up the big fiddle
, beat him with it so long and so soundly, that what with the belfry-man being so fat, and the fiddle
being so hollow, you would have sworn that there was a regiment of double-bass drummers all beating the devil's tattoo up in the belfry of the steeple of Vondervotteimittiss.
While safe, well-tested personalities were enlivening the tea in this way, the sound of the fiddle
approaching within a distance at which it could be heard distinctly, made the young people look at each other with sympathetic impatience for the end of the meal.
There were scores of verses, for he worked the Dreadnought every mile of the way between Liverpool and New York as conscientiously as though he were on her deck, and the accordion pumped and the fiddle
squeaked beside him.
People paid Tamoszius big money to come and make music on state occasions; and also they would invite him to parties and festivals, knowing well that he was too good-natured to come without his fiddle
, and that having brought it, he could be made to play while others danced.
Hindley named a fiddle
, and then he asked Miss Cathy; she was hardly six years old, but she could ride any horse in the stable, and she chose a whip.
Thus the famous author of Hurlothrumbo told a learned bishop, that the reason his lordship could not taste the excellence of his piece was, that he did not read it with a fiddle
in his hand; which instrument he himself had always had in his own, when he composed it.
At the time of the "pardons," or Breton pilgrimages, the village festival and dances, he went off with his fiddle
, as in the old days, and was allowed to take his daughter with him for a week.
The band consisted of a fiddle
, a clarionet, and a flageolet from the Blind Asylum.