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As we have seen, God came upon him in the whale, and swallowed him down to living gulfs of doom, and with swift slantings tore him along"into the midst of the seas," where the eddying depths sucked him ten thousand fathoms down, and"the weeds were wrapped about his head," and all the watery world of woe bowled over him.
Your love is great, woman," I said; "and this love of yours has brought many woes upon us, and it may well happen that in the end it shall all be for nothing, for there is an evil fate upon us.
But evidently it is high time woe began a new chapter.
Thrones, Dominations, Princedoms, Vertues, Powers, For in possession such, not onely of right, I call ye and declare ye now, returnd Successful beyond hope, to lead ye forth Triumphant out of this infernal Pit Abominable, accurst, the house of woe, And Dungeon of our Tyrant: Now possess, As Lords, a spacious World, to our native Heaven Little inferiour, by my adventure hard With peril great atchiev'd.
for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.
Since thou dost in thy cruelty desire The ruthless rigour of thy tyranny From tongue to tongue, from land to land proclaimed, The very Hell will I constrain to lend This stricken breast of mine deep notes of woe To serve my need of fitting utterance.
Bowed to the earth with bitter woe Or laughing at some raree-show We flutter idly to and fro.
Phebe laughed at her woe till the beans danced in the pan, but tried to comfort her by suggesting a means of relief.
He thought that he saw a "fair field full of folk," where was gathered "all the wealth of the world and the woe both.
His eyes had fallen to the words on the top paper in his hands--"But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites
Elizabeth was sad and desponding; she no longer took delight in her ordinary occupations; all pleasure seemed to her sacrilege toward the dead; eternal woe and tears she then thought was the just tribute she should pay to innocence so blasted and destroyed.
amid the earnest woes That crowd around my earthly path --(Drear path, alas