No one can read "de profundis" with its rhythmic repetitions of phrase without realising this in an extraordinary degree.
Abbe Mouret was just concluding the de profundis in front of Albine's grave.
The Chapter was then concluded with the de profundis and a prayer for the souls of all departed brethren and benefactors.
He fancied that he could hear the murmurs of the de profundis.
His own private band of musicians played a "de profundis" of his own composition to waft his soul on its long journey.
Nine days without a play, and on the tenth we get a de profundis—What?
Since she has died for loving him too well, he wishes to say a de profundis.
And the boy in exedsis, and de profundis too, is a message-boy.
Listening on the stair without, soldier and priest nodded to each other at the sound of the "de profundis clamavi ad te."
Much will have to be said on this point when the criticism of "de profundis" is reached.
the 130th Psalm, so called for its opening words, Latin, literally "out of the depths."