The letters of Acominatus, archbishop of Athens, towards the close of the 12th century, bewail the desolate condition of the city in language resembling that of Jeremiah in regard to Jerusalem.
The last act of his public career was to bewail with tears the ruin which he declared the duke of Buckingham was bringing upon the country.
On the ninth is kept the Fast of Ab, or the Black Fast, to bewail the destruction of the first temple by Nebuchadrezzar (586 B.C.) and of the second by Titus (A.D.
And she burst into sobs with the despairing vehemence with which people bewail disasters they feel they have themselves occasioned.