sorrowfulness


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It is possible to imagine that there exists an instrumental blues piece which shares an aesthetic quality - for instance, sorrowfulness - with the quoted poetic couplet.
Of course, it is the community which has "dwindled" for Goldsmith, as the rural population leave the fields of their forefathers; whereas in the more individualized personal mood-elegy it is the individual speaker who is isolated and unhappy from the separating consciousness and sometimes tacit self-congratulation of his own sorrowfulness.
He expressed the disappointment and sorrowfulness of the government for the deaths and said clashes occurred because protesters were targeting the prison and the Central Bank branch.