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  • n. Alternative spelling of gusle.


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  • He said to himself, "Well, we certainly are in Finland"; for he knew that, if the guzla is Russian the balalaika certainly is Finnish.

    The Secret of the Night

  • The old stream's murmur could not drown the piercing and pathetic notes of the violin, the gentle wail of the guzla or the soft thrumming of the rude tambourine.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • Natacha was still talking with Michael Korsakoff; Boris, whose eyes never quitted them, was as pale as the wax on his guzla, which he rattled violently from time to time.

    The Secret of the Night

  • She took down the guzla and handed it to Boris, who struck some plaintive preliminary chords.

    The Secret of the Night

  • Natacha's voice floated out upon the peace of the islands under the dim arched sky, light and clear as a night rose, and the guzla of Boris accompanied it.

    The Secret of the Night

  • We had had a jolly dinner because we thought that at last the good old days were back and good citizens could live in peace; and Boris had tried out the guzla singing songs of the Orel country to please me; he is so fine and sympathetic.

    The Secret of the Night

  • And she has become as fatalistic as he, and now she sings verses to the guzla, like Boris, or talks in corners with Michael, which makes the two enraged each with the other.

    The Secret of the Night

  • Michael and Natacha, in a corner, were deep in conversation, and Boris watched them with obvious impatience, still strumming the guzla.

    The Secret of the Night

  • One of the musicians asleep near the window, turned over and his long guitar -- a _guzla_, I think it is called -- caught in the curtain and drew it a little open; the sunlight streamed in the room and an accusing ray fell upon the face of the spurious young Turk ....

    The Cross of Berny

  • Now the music from this guzla has the wonderful power of restoring health to invalids who listen to it, and happiness to those who are sad.

    Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen


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