Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept
The pride and obstinacy of millers and other insignificant people, whom you pass unnoticingly on the road every day, have their tragedy too; but it is of that unwept
, hidden sort that goes on from generation to generation, and leaves no record,--such tragedy, perhaps, as lies in the conflicts of young souls, hungry for joy, under a lot made suddenly hard to them, under the dreariness of a home where the morning brings no promise with it, and where the unexpectant discontent of worn and disappointed parents weighs on the children like a damp, thick air, in which all the functions of life are depressed; or such tragedy as lies in the slow or sudden death that follows on a bruised passion, though it may be a death that finds only a parish funeral.
It was but a few days after the poor mother had gone to her lonely burying- place; and was laid, unwept
and disregarded, in a vault full of strangers.
But the unwept
death which, to the general lot, seemed as trivial as the summer-shed leaf, was charged with the force of destiny to certain human lives that we know of, shaping their joys and sorrows even to the end.
I knew I would go down to my grave unwept
, unhonored and unsung.
A pale light, rising in the outer air, fell straight upon the bed; and on it, plundered and bereft, unwatched, unwept
, uncared for, was the body of this man.
Children, women, men perished, unwept
, unsung, for what?
The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept
, unhonor'd, and unsung.
They languish in deep apathy and die unsung and unwept
It is full of saving life if not limb of the great wretched, poor, ignorant, unwept
for rural people and yet exploited without let for generations since Independence.
So bad and heartless was Scrooge had become in the eyes of those who knew him that he had to be visited by the Ghost of the Christmas Yet to Come; shown soon-to-be his "corpse" in waiting which appeared "plundered, bereft, unwatched, unwept
, uncared for" ready to be buried in a church graveyard "overrun by grass and weeds.
Soon after, Desai, despite his great services to the Congress, died, broken-hearted unwept
, unsung, and unmourned.