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MARCHES, Eng. law. This word signifies the limits, or confines, or borders. Bac. Law Tracts, tit. Jurisdiction of the. Marches, p. 246. It was applied to the limits between England and Wales or Scotland. In Scotland the term marches is applied to the boundaries between private properties.

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So, Eliza, my girl," said the husband, mournfully, "bear up, now; and good-by, for I'm going.
Long she looked and listened in vain; when one day, as she was wandering through a lonely dell, she heard a faint, low sound of music, and soon a distant voice mournfully singing,--
continued Athos, shaking his head mournfully, "upon my soul, you make me the most miserable of men; you disenchant a heart not wholly dead to friendship.
Still the death-bell tolled so mournfully, that the sunshine seemed to fade in the air.
The Lady Arbella, looking paler than she did on shipboard, is sitting in her chair, and thinking mournfully of far-off England.
The unknown himself shut the door after him, and when left alone, looked mournfully at the bottom of the purse, from which he had taken a small silken bag containing the diamond, his last resource.
In dying, do they not rather waste away mournfully, rendering unto God, little by little, their existence, as these trees render up shadow after shadow, exhausting their substance unto dissolution?
Or that my tone should be Tun'd to such solemn song So mournfully - so mournfully, That the dead may feel no wrong.
She was sadder than ever as she drove along, and said mournfully, 'I know he has fallen asleep, and will not be able to set me free.
A whole sequence of new thoughts, hopeless but mournfully pleasant, rose in his soul in connection with that tree.
Mournfully Helen regarded him, who was putting water between her and her children.
He winked at Slightly, who said mournfully, "I don't think so," as if he wished things had been otherwise.