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Examples of Threnody
But a woman grown old, who has outlived all passion and is a mere bundle of fat, or a mummy of skin and bone,-what poetry does her existence suggest?
A lovely woman, dead in her first exquisite youth,-how beautiful a subject for the mind to dwell upon!
Mrs. Singleton felt her own tears falling fast, but she played for a while longer; then stole out of the chapel, and sat down on the steps.
Into her burning eyes merciful tears rushed, and sinking on her knees she rested against the railing, shaken by a storm of passionate weeping.
At the extremity of the little garden, under shelter of an ancient, gnarled tree, that screened a semicircular seat from the observation of those passing on the street, Beryl sat down to rest; to collect her thoughts.
The building was closed, but in those days a garden lay to the north of it; and a small gate that gave admittance to seats and flowers connected with the Museum, now stood open.