There was the garnet set which Aunt March wore when she came out, the pearls her father gave her on her wedding day, her lover's diamonds, the jet mourning rings and pins, the queer lockets, with portraits of dead friends and weeping
willows made of hair inside, the baby bracelets her one little daughter had worn, Uncle March's big watch, with the red seal so many childish hands had played with, and in a box all by itself lay Aunt March's wedding ring, too small now for her fat finger, but put carefully away like the most precious jewel of them all.
old man with the cigar in his mouth was ludicrous.
Oh, I know it is absurd, uncalled for, to tell you this; undignified even," she was almost weeping
, "but it makes so much difference to me what you think of--of me.
He found them on the threshold of the low edifice, already prepared to depart, and surrounded by a clamorous and weeping
assemblage of their own sex, that had gathered about the place, with a sort of instinctive consciousness that it was the point most likely to be protected.
It was a negro church; and the preacher's text was about the blackness of darkness, and the weeping
and wailing and teeth-gnashing there.
The blows of the basement hammer every day grew more and more between; and each blow every day grew fainter than the last; the wife sat frozen at the window, with tearless eyes, glitteringly gazing into the weeping
faces of her children; the bellows fell; the forge choked up with cinders; the house was sold; the mother dived down into the long church-yard grass; her children twice followed her thither; and the houseless, familyless old man staggered off a vagabond in crape; his every woe unreverenced; his grey head a scorn to flaxen curls
So his hands relaxed and he merely said quietly: "It is done, and there is no use in weeping
, Teta Elzbieta.
They stood silent; then there were last words, and sobs, and bitter weeping
,--such parting as those may make whose hope to meet again is as the spider's web,--and the husband and wife were parted.
It soon transpired that the eclipse had scared the British world almost to death; that while it lasted the whole country, from one end to the other, was in a pitiable state of panic, and the churches, hermitages, and monkeries overflowed with praying and weeping
poor creatures who thought the end of the world was come.
The next moment we were all on shore weeping
and embracing for joy, while the rain poured down in torrents.
One was a woman in a slim black dress, belted small under the armpits, with bulges like a cabbage in the middle of the sleeves, and a large black scoop-shovel bonnet with a black veil, and white slim ankles crossed about with black tape, and very wee black slippers, like a chisel, and she was leaning pensive on a tombstone on her right elbow, under a weeping
willow, and her other hand hanging down her side holding a white handkerchief and a reticule, and underneath the picture it said "Shall I Never See Thee More Alas.
Pratt and several other women were weeping
when he sat down, and many an eye that was full of hate was riveted upon the unhappy prisoners.