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Incense of dirges, prayers that are as holy myrrh.
Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore.
Must I indeed learn to chant the cold dirges of the baffled?
He offered a windy prayer and sat down as the choir sang the first of several mournful dirges.
With all the mournful voices of the dirges pour'd around the coffin, The dim-lit churches and the shuddering organs--where amid these.
Where did the Greeks get their pantomime plays with masks, dirges, tragedies, and grotesque masks hiding the faces of the actors? From the Persian royalty and three hundred years of Persian politics and connivers hiding their faces behind go-betweens every time they dealt with the more honest, more forthright Greeks of their day.
Montesinos told me that all those forming the procession were the attendants of Durandarte and Belerma, who were enchanted there with their master and mistress, and that the last, she who carried the heart in the cloth, was the lady Belerma, who, with her damsels, four days in the week went in procession singing, or rather weeping, dirges over the body and miserable heart of his cousin; and that if she appeared to me somewhat ill-favoured or not so beautiful as fame reported her, it was because of the bad nights and worse days that she passed in that enchantment, as I could see by the great dark circles round her eyes, and her sickly complexion; 'her sallowness, and the rings round her eyes,' said he, 'are not caused by the periodical ailment usual with women, for it is many months and even years since she has had any, but by the grief her own heart suffers because of that which she holds in her hand perpetually, and which recalls and brings back to her memory the sad fate of her lost lover; were it not for this, hardly would the great Dulcinea del Toboso, so celebrated in all these parts, and even in the world, come up to her for beauty, grace, and gaiety.

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