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Dolefulness is the prevailing mood and no-one would bet on a beaming smile bursting out across his face by tea-time on Saturday.
Between them, her bright hair in a tumble down the flying tangerine dispersal of her cloak, the Magdalene prostrates herself like an alighted butterfly, the amber splendours of her hands outstretched in her dolefulness.
But dolefulness helps them in their greatest merit - their music.