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  1. Aristotle and Plato, Cicero and Virgil, all on horseback, with attendants in antique armor at their back, surrounded the daughter of Jupiter, while the city band, discoursing eloquent music from hautboy and viol, came upon the heels of the allegory. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  2. The interment in the Friedrichshain, where four hundred singers raised their voices, and a band of music composed of the hautboy players of many regiments poured mighty volumes of sound over the open graves of the dead, must have been alike dignified and majestic. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Hautboy thought that all was lost; and Lieblich Gedacht said, 'If only Unda Maris were here she could help us. – The Blue Rose Fairy Book by Maurice Baring
  4. In the Conservatory, the instruction is divided as follows: composition, harmony, solfaing, singing, violin, violincello, harpsicord, organ, flute, hautboy, clarinette, French- horn, bassoon, trumpet, trombonne, serpent, preparation for singing, and declamation applicable to the lyric stage. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  5. The honest old burgher cannot take his afternoon's pipe on the bench before his door but he is persecuted with the scraping of fiddles, the chattering of women, and the squalling of children; he cannot sleep at night for the horrible melodies of some amateur, who chooses to serenade the moon, and display his terrible proficiency in execution on the clarionet, hautboy, or some other soft- toned instrument; nor can he leave the street door open, but his house is defiled by the unsavory visits of a troop of pug dogs, who even sometimes carry their loathsome ravages into the sanctum sanctorum, the parlor. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  6. She thought of the silent night when the voice of the African hautboy had died away. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  7. The hautboy went on crying. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  8. Here were heard the carousals of the Round Table; from those very stables the caparisoned horses came prancing out for the tournament; through that gateway strong, weak, heroic, mean, splendid, Queen Elizabeth advanced to the castle, while the waters of the lake gleamed under torchlights, and the battlements were aflame with rockets; and cornet, and hautboy, and trumpet poured their music on the air; and goddesses glided out from the groves to meet her; and from turret to foundation Kenilworth trembled under a cannonade, and for seventeen days, at a cost of five thousand dollars a day, the festival was kept. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  9. The 'Iliad, ' one sees, would impress him little if it were not for what Mr Fugleman has lately said about it; and if you mention an image or sentiment in Chaucer he seems not to heed the bearing of your reference, but immediately tells you that Mr Hautboy, too, regards Chaucer as a poet of the first order, and he is delighted to find that two such judges as you and Hautboy are at one. – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
  10. He said it, and last night the African hautboy had said it. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  11. Friederich Zachau, an excellent musician, and the organist of the cathedral at Halle, was chosen to instruct the boy in composition as well as to give him lessons on the organ, harpsichord, violin, and hautboy. – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  12. The faint cry of the African hautboy rose up above the tomtoms. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
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