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Thus adjured, Topsy confessed to the ribbon and gloves, with woful protestations of penitence.
The travellers who first met them after their good service at Torquilstone would have a woful flaying.
We greeted the two pilgrims with many pleasant gibes and a roar of laughter; whereupon they gazed at us with such woful and absurdly compassionate visages that our merriment grew tenfold more obstreperous.
To whom the law-stationer relates his Joful and woful experience, suppressing the half-crown fact.
Soone after the beginning of our late Long Parliament (of which you were then a member) so great was your foresight of what we have since by woful experience seen and felt, and specially in the Church (through the Presbyterian contagion, which then began violently to breake out) that you often and earnestly incited me to a speedy view of what Monuments I could, especially in the principal Churches of this Realme; to the end, that, by inke and paper, the Shadows of them, with their Inscriptions might be preserved for posteritie, forasmuch as the thinges themselves were so neer unto ruine.
O woful eyen two, syn youre disport Was al to sen Criseyde eyen brighte, What shal ye don but, for my discomfort, Stonden for naught, and wepen out youre sighte, Syn she is queynt that wont was yow to lighte?
The pleasures of sin are momentary--its effects and consequences are woful & lasting
54) He links Edward II and the anonymous ballad, "The Woful Lamentation of Jane Shore" conceptually (through early modern waste-management) and geographically (in relation to Shoreditch, the likely performance location of Marlowe's play in the early 1590s and the subject of a false etymology in the anonymous Jane Shore ballad).
We hear this not only as a tale of sorrow, but as a sorrowing tale, to re-echo Chaucer's echo of the Aeneid in Troilus and Criseyde: "This woful vers, that wepen as I write" (I.
Child was deeply unimpressed with Johnson's ballad, which he called 'a woful ditty'.
vvbr f Zinc (1820, Woful - Zaida, by Sir Peter Teazle).
His hart panting out from his brest they tore, and cruelly vpon a swordes point they fixe the same, in this woful wise vnto the King this hart do they present, a sight longed for to fede his irefull eyes.