Suddenly the chimes of a neighboring church ring the passing-bell.
I wish we could find out if the passing-bell was tolling for her.
It was frail, shrill, poignant as a lament and more solemn than a passing-bell, for all its hurry and lightness.
Well, at last he rung the bell: O, thought I, that it was my passing-bell!
The procession moved slowly along,—the passing-bell tolling each minute, and a muffled drum sounding hollowly at intervals.
Had you married me to a Bagpipe, or a passing-bell, I should have been better pleased.
Then again the song of nightingales, the croak of frogs, sounds of clarinet and passing-bell.
He often felt the necessity of asserting himself, lest he should presently hear his own passing-bell and epitaph.
She had a fancy for the passing-bell, and begged that it should be tolled the minute the breath was out of her body, poor soul!
At that moment the passing-bell tolled out—three times three; its succession of quick strokes following it.