I lament the passing of the "42-day rule."
His amiable disposition acquired him a large circle of friends, who deeply lament his death.
I may lament and weep," he adds " but truly I have had admirable sport," with his greyhounds.
You always hear aspiring authors lament about finding the time to write.
We were listening to the lament played by piper Rob Bell.
How long will your bitter lament grieve your family?
I lament the absence of story, about his life and times.
Karen Matheson appears singing a Gaelic lament in one of the emotional highlights of the film.
On the 15th of October 1389, he died, with few to lament him.
His companions were changed into birds, called Memnonides, which came every year to fight and lament over his grave, which was variously located (Ovid, Metam.
It's at times like this I lament the loss of people like Robin Cook.
We saw the pet's graveyard with its sad lament to "Little Boxer."
The lament for the death of Linus was commissioned by Psappha, with funds provided by the North West Arts Board.
They include a lament of Garcia de Resende on the death of Ignez de Castro which probably inspired the inimitable stanzas dedicated to the same subject in The Lusiads, the Fingimento de Amores by Diogo Brandao, the Coplas of D.
His story is told in one of the oldest songs of the Edda, the V OlundarkiOda and, with considerable variations, in the prose P13rekssaga (Thidrek's sage), while the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf and Deor's Lament contain allusions to it.
The Christian antiquary has cause continually to lament the destruction of works of art due to this craving.
Since it contained the lament of David (2 Sam.
There is, of course, some historical significance in the drawing up of such lists as we have in Dunbar's Lament for the Makaris, or in Douglas's Palice of Honour, or in Lyndsay's Testament of the Papyngo, but it is at the same time clear that their critical importance has been exaggerated.
ends with a mother's lament over her slaughtered children; chapter iii.
He was also the patron of Chaucer, whose Boke of the Duchesse was a lament for Blanche of Lancaster.
From his blood sprang a red flower, as at the death of Hyacinthus, which bore on its leaves the initial letters of his name AI, also expressive of lament (Pausanias i.
In 1768 Rolland declared that the university, which held Greek in high honour, nevertheless had reason to lament that her students learnt little of the language, and he traced this decline to the fact that attendance at lectures had ceased to be compulsory.
"If only I had known," we often lament, in the widespread belief that to know everything would mean we would never make mistakes.
Another conception of them is that of singers of the lament for the dead, for which reason they are often used in the adornment of tombs, and represented beating their breasts and tearing their hair or playing the flute or lyre.
We may remark in passing that the retreat was often enlivened, or invaded, by friendly tourists from England, whose " frequent incursions " into Switzerland our recluse seems half to lament as an evil.
5-8) Attis emasculates himself under a pine tree, which the Great Mother bears into her cave as she and Agdistis together wildly lament the death of the youth.
It is believed that after death the soul remains in a place of darkness till the third day, when the first sacrifice for the dead is offered; prayers are read in the synagogue for the repose of the departed, and for seven days a formal lament takes place every morning in his house.
Owen Roe O'Neill (c. 1590-1649), one of the most celebrated of the O'Neills, the subject of the well-known ballad "The Lament for Owen Roe," was the son of Art O'Neill, a younger brother of Hugh, 2nd earl of Tyrone.
He is alluded to by Dunbar in the fragmentary Interlude of the Droichis Part of the Play, where a "droich," or dwarf, personates "the nakit blynd Harry That lang has bene in the fary Farleis to find;" and again in Dunbar's Lament for the Makaris.
Here is quoted (from the " Book of Jashar ") the old poetical lament over the death of the valiant friends Saul and Jonathan, describing their successful warlike career, the wealth they brought the people, and the vivid sense of national misfortune (i.
The goddess Irnina (a form of Ishtar, q.v.) in revenge kills Eabani, and the balance of the epic is taken up with Gilgamesh's lament for his friend, his wanderings in quest of a remote ancestor, Ut-Napishtim, from whom he hopes to learn how he may escape the fate of Eabani, and his finally learning from his friend of the sad fate in store for all mortals except the favourites of the god, like Ut-Napishtim, to whom immortal life is vouchsafed as a special boon.
The Book of Daniel loses none of its beauty and force because we are bound, in the light of modern criticism, to consider it as a production of the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes, nor should conservative Bible-readers lament because the historical accuracy of the work is thus destroyed.
6), a lament (Mic. ii.
The history of furs can be read in Marco Polo, as he grows eloquent with the description of the rich skins of the khan of Tatary; in the early fathers of the church, who lament their introduction into Rome and Byzantium as an evidence of barbaric and debasing luxury; in the political history of Russia, stretching out a powerful arm over Siberia to secure her rich treasures; in the story of the French occupation of Canada, and the ascent of the St Lawrence to Lake Superior, and the subsequent contest to retain possession against England; in the history of early settlements of New England, New York and Virginia; in Irving's Astoria; in the records of the Hudson's Bay Company; and in the annals of the fairs held at Nizhniy Novgorod and Leipzig.
If further selection be made from the large body of miscellaneous poems, the comic poem on the physician Andro Kennedy may stand out as one of the best contributions to medieval Goliardic literature; The Two Mariit Wemen and the Wedo, as one of the richest and most effective pastiches in the older alliterative style, then used by the Scottish Chaucerians for burlesque purposes; Done is a battell on the Dragon Blak, for religious feeling expressed in melodious verse; and the well-known Lament for the Makaris.
of the Nibelungenlied is added a supplementary poem called the Klage or Lament, a sequel of 2160 short-line couplets, describing the lament of the survivors - notably Etzelover the slain, the burying of the dead, and the carrying of the news to the countries of the Burgundians and others.
Many women lament their brown eyes, falsely believing that the eye color is plain or boring.
Lance Sergeant Jason Sumner, of the 1st battalion Scots Guards, played the lament Flowers of the Forest.
The dove produces a lament instead of a song, because anything it does with pleasure, it then bewails aloud.
No.20 - The Turtle Dove (Roud 422) - this popular lament is shown to have evolved from seventeenth century broadside ballads.
What can I do for all my sins but humbly confess and lament them, and implore Your mercy without ceasing?
What elegies can be compared with the pathos of David's lament over Jonathan and his bitter enemy Saul?
Reinach suggests that the words uttered by the "voice" were ea,uous, ea,sous, ravyeyas, Tebpy7ke ("Tammuz, Tammuz, the all-great, is dead"), and that it was merely the lament for the "great Tammuz" or Adonis (see L.
For I was 10th at first dash to tell you that I had lately received a letter from him so surprising to me for the inconsistency of every part of it, as to be put into great disorder by it, from the concernment I have for him, lest it should arise from that which of all mankind I should least dread from him and most lament for - I mean a discomposure in head, or mind, or both.
A lament formerly ascribed to Manasseh (cf.
In Allen 's words this message is summarized in the words, " Life is tough " (an indicator of a lament).
EVENT LAMENT DATE Saturday 1 July 2006, 10pm A cool fusion of Brazilian rhythms and flamenco guitar caressed with soulful jazz tinged vocals.
Trinity Bards and Oxford Reviewers by Richard Schulze; A lament for the lack of virginal purity among Byron Society lags.
Not only should you rush out to buy this game because I hail it as the best Nintendo DS game in existence, but be on the lookout for the 3D Castlevania game in the style of Lament of Innocence on the PlayStation 2.
The sound of a Scottish piper playing a lament filled the air.
to lament that, when they might have now established Italian independence upon a secure basis, they chose local and municipal privileges.
Many models will lament at how hard it can be to find an agency to book them.
Size. The lament of many women is that it is hard to find their bra size.
summarized in the words, " Life is tough " (an indicator of a lament ).
" As soon," he says, " as I understood the principles, I relinquished for ever the pursuit of the mathematics; nor can I lament that I desisted before my mind was hardened by the habit of rigid demonstration, so destructive xi.
Rather, the popular theme enables the poet to lament a time past when divine beneficence had been communicated through popular customs and traditions.
epilogueucifixion itself is depicted graphically, alternating apocalyptic outbursts and restrained lament; an extended epilog finally establishes the latter mood.
gird yourselves with sackcloth and haircloth, and wail for your children, and lament for them; for your destruction is at hand.
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