It almost made me fear lest it should prove a swan song from the dear minister.
It might well be the "swan song" of a veteran artist at such work.
Théophile Gautier wrote of him, "That exhibition was Marilhat's swan song, and the works he sent were eight diamonds."
There fell the flower of the Bohemian nobility; and there was heard the swan song of the Bohemian Brethren.
On the perfumed air the music swelled rapturously; a waltz, warm with the national life of Vienna; the swan song of Lanner!
And I sang from sheer exhilaration—a sort of swan song (as I see it now) before captivity.
The first act of Tristan and the swan song of Isolde stirred her very entrails.
The championship of Max, however, is a sort of swan song for musical comedy.
I believe,” Mollie smiled to herself, “that the autumn leaves sing their swan song, too.
He followed them down into their latest developments, and sang their swan song in his 'Lay of the Last Buccaneer.'