The musician; the harmony of nature personified. He teaches the birds to sing and the brooks to warble as they flow. “All the many sounds of nature borrow sweetness from his singing.”
Very dear to Hiawatha Was the gentle Chibiabos. For his gentleness he loved him, And the magic of his singing.
Longfellow: Hiawatha, vi.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894