By 1915, mourning attire had begun to draw more attention to the mourner than to the deceased, drawing critics to the practice.
Grief is isolating, dividing the mourner from anyone who has yet to endure grief.
Behind the coach, the mourner, for whom the coach was intended, walking in the dust.
No doubt he made his living as mourner at funerals to which no other mourners came.
This was followed by another, "Wouldn't it be strange if I went to the mourner's bench to-night?"
The name is from the Egyptian, as applied to a mourner or a singer at a funeral.
But he was not very well just then, and looked the part of mourner and penitent to admiration—being seedy and sick.
Even if he knew him well, his face changed when he saw a mourner.
What comfort, said the mourner, can truth and reason afford me?
Tell me, son, on which day do you recite the mourner's prayer for me?