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But the teacher does not go beyond this, and descant upon the opposite conditions, and promise joys ineffable and full of glory.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
It is, however, a subject upon which one cannot descant before the general public.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
Then the dowager and the rest of the company continued to descant upon the folly of the match.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
I would take you up to me Alhambra, and descant to you for hours upon its perfections and its romantic history.
INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY MISCELLANY, VOL. 1, NO. 2, JULY 8, 1850VARIOUS
This ornament the Lady Clotilde was resolved to show to the countess, and descant on its history and its great value.
THE COURT JESTERCORNELIA BAKER
Speak of cherishing a departed friend, and they will descant on the absurdity of going about moaning and weeping all your days.
A NEW ATMOSPHEREGAIL HAMILTON
To descant on the merits of this edition to-day were foolish.
ENGLISH ILLUSTRATION 'THE SIXTIES': 1855-70GLEESON WHITE
He then began with all the volubility of a chalan to descant on the points of the animal.
THE BIBLE IN SPAINGEORGE BORROW
The last chapter of the Urn Burial is an almost rhythmical descant on mortality and oblivion.
FROM CHAUCER TO TENNYSONHENRY A. BEERS
Of course it is very easy for Sir James Graham, holding such views, to descant on the impolicy of any return to protection.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 69, NO. 425, MARCH, 1851VARIOUS

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