But Joe had got the idea of a present in his head and must harp upon it.
And why did he harp upon this name Gessner, Richard Gessner!
It is the nature of grief and remorse to harp upon the one dear form, the one most vivid pain.
But Murphy continued to harp upon the subject of domestic preparedness.
Threats of prayer, however, that harp upon their sincerity, are not very well worth having.
She laid her harp upon the shrine, and to her surprise the strings began to quiver of their own accord!
And he wrapped his old cloak about him, and hung his harp upon his back, and went out from the king's palace without another word.
He hung his harp upon the willow; he sat down by the streams of Babylon and wept.
It seemed to quiver like the chords of a harp upon which a hand is laid.
I mention about the division of the estate to you, dear Lizzie, because when it is done the papers will harp upon it.
Old English hearpe, from Proto-Germanic *kharpon- (cf. Old Saxon harpa "instrument of torture;" Old Norse harpa, Dutch harp, Old High German harpfa, German Harfe "harp"). Late Latin harpa, source of words in some Romanic languages, is a borrowing from Germanic. Meaning "harmonica" is from 1887, short for mouth-harp. The harp seal (1784) is so called for the harp-shaped markings on its back.
Old English hearpian; see harp (n.). Cognate with Middle Dutch, Dutch harpen, Middle High German harpfen, German harfen. Figurative sense of "talk overmuch" (about something) first recorded mid-15c., originally to harp upon one string. Related: Harped; harping.
(Heb. kinnor), the national instrument of the Hebrews. It was invented by Jubal (Gen. 4:21). Some think the word _kinnor_ denotes the whole class of stringed instruments. It was used as an accompaniment to songs of cheerfulness as well as of praise to God (Gen. 31:27; 1 Sam. 16:23; 2 Chr. 20:28; Ps. 33:2; 137:2). In Solomon's time harps were made of almug-trees (1 Kings 10:11, 12). In 1 Chr. 15:21 mention is made of "harps on the Sheminith;" Revised Version, "harps set to the Sheminith;" better perhaps "harps of eight strings." The soothing effect of the music of the harp is referred to 1 Sam. 16:16, 23; 18:10; 19:9. The church in heaven is represented as celebrating the triumphs of the Redeemer "harping with their harps" (Rev. 14:2).