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D'Artagnan was in a dolorous situation which he had not foreseen.
The truth was that Sir Agravaine the Dolorous was out of his element at King Arthur's court, and he knew it.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
One of these, the parlor, gay with an ingrain carpet and dolorous with a funeral card and a death-picture of one of her numerous departed babes, was kept strictly for company.
I had already resolved upon death as my choice rather than go back to be of that dolorous company, the living dead of the poor-farm.
Of course it came to be considered "haunted," and the customary tales were told of moving lights, dolorous sounds and startling apparitions.
Whom thus answered the Arch-Fiend, now undisguised:-- "'Tis true, I am that Spirit unfortunate Who, leagued with millions more in rash revolt, Kept not my happy station, but was driven With them from bliss to the bottomless Deep-- Yet to that hideous place not so confined By rigour unconniving but that oft, Leaving my dolorous prison, I enjoy Large liberty to round this globe of Earth, Or range in the Air; nor from the Heaven of Heavens Hath he excluded my resort sometimes.
Once a begging friar came limping along in a brown habit, imploring in a most dolorous voice to give him a single groat to buy bread wherewith to save himself from impending death.
It's a large sum to Mr Nickleby,' he said, in a dolorous voice.
The poor flighty gentleman looked quite dolorous, at the very recollection of the staking.
There's only one for me," he replied, with a dolorous sigh.
He could see, foreshortened, the tear-stained, dolorous face of the woman stretched out, and with her head thrown over the back of the seat.