The crystal cave was filled with their multitude and they all beat their breasts
while Thetis led them in their lament.
They then wept and beat their breasts
, crying, "This is the fruit of idleness, and of our wicked lives."
Those who had saved any property were obliged to keep a constant watch, for thieves prowled about, and at each little trembling of the ground, with one hand they beat their breasts
and cried "Misericordia!" and then with the other filched what they could from the ruins.
It was piteous to hear the cries the two good ladies raised, how they beat their breasts
and poured out fresh maledictions on those accursed books of chivalry; all which was renewed when they saw Don Quixote coming in at the gate.
But when he had his will in everything, And no desire was left unsatisfied, It thundered from the netherworld; the maids Shivered, and crouching at their father's knees Wept, beat their breast
and uttered a long wail.
We don't admire the people who beat their breasts
about how sad the divisiveness was, treating the conflict over oppression as worse than the oppression itself.
MPs were allowed to claim up to PS3,750 expenses for returning from abroad to attend Parliament for a few hours to beat their breasts
and shed tears for the departure of Margaret Thatcher.
Government and politicians continued to beat their breasts
over the situation yesterday with Justice Minister Loucas Louca censuring club officials and the media for inflammatory remarks they sometimes make in the run up to games, which incite fans to violence.
Politicians like Des Brown, pictured, Paul Murphy and Ruth Kelly, who beat their breasts
and parade their sensitive conscience had no difficulty in voting for the Iraq war.
The 15 per cent of Welsh writers and speakers in Wales, backed up by self-serving politicians, ably supported by BBC Wales news programmes, came out in force to beat their breasts
in total anguish about Thomas Cook's sacrilegious comments.
The Irish will beat their breasts
to such an extent that they will almost convince themselves that they really care.
A s some Premiership managers beat their breasts
about valuable players heading off this week to the African Nations Cup for at least a month, it's refreshing to hear the realistic views of Birmingham City's Steve Bruce.
As carnage continues and the two leaders beat their breasts
about the export of democracy, let us remember the people of Zimbabwe.
A bleeding, beaten, condemned criminal was being led by a Roman contingent out to be crucified, while the crowds howled and mocked, and some women cried and beat their breasts
. This was not an association one wished to make.