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In prose, we are told that Cu Chulainn began lamenting and keening (ac ecaine, 3414) Fer Diad with his words--what follows is an address in the second person, with Cu Chulainn speaking to the corpse of Fer Diad, and decrying the unjust situation (and the figures behind it) that led to the beloved's death:
Even though there is no definitive evidence that the Sumerian City Laments had reached the Israelites at the time before the composition of the Book of Lamentations, it can be argued that there were common cultural grounds or influences when it came to general lamenting traditions, pointing towards indirect influence.
A good example of such polyphony of the lament text is a lamenting session recorded by myself at a North (Onega) Vepsian cemetery in 2005 (village Yashezero, see Arukask & Lashmanova 2009).
The church's ministry of pastoral care frequently involves attending to lamenting people.
No lamenting woman could howl, rage, interrogate heaven, or wish for death more effectively than Lear himself.
We know that many women who have had abortions are in trauma and today lamenting the loss of their children.
--Anglican Bishop Jonathan Gledhill of Lichfield, England, lamenting the policies of his own British and other Western governments in the War on Terror (BBC News, Jan.
Moreover, as in the N-Town Lazarus, the iconography of the sisters lamenting at a sepulchre creates a typological association with the laments of the three Maries in the Resurrection sequence.
Lamenting with Ariadne has a touch of theatre -a roving trumpeter -to help endear it to those who are not already committed new music enthusiasts.
The lamenting in the liturgy is therefore about the picture and image of a God who wants such sacrifices.
Wade in January evoked the usual rhetoric from the usual suspects: anti-abortion activists lamenting the slaughter of fetuses, feminists lamenting the threat to women's rights, cautious language from the president about respect for life.
Venus's lament shared its pages with Dido's lament transcribed from Ovid, a deploration for Lucretia, Medea's song of abandonment, the song of Susanna, and myriad songs in the voices of anonymous French women lamenting bad fortune in life and love entitled "complainte," "deploration," "les regrets," or "lamentation." Here we can see the confluence of the native female complainte with the laments of other classical heroines popularized through sixteenth-century editions of Ovid's Heroides.