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.
Even if he knew him well, his face changed when he saw a mourner.
This was followed by another, "Wouldn't it be strange if I went to the mourner's bench to-night?"
Tell me, son, on which day do you recite the mourner's prayer for me?
But he was not very well just then, and looked the part of mourner and penitent to admiration—being seedy and sick.
I wanted to tell him the day on which I must say the mourner's prayer for him, but I had forgotten it.
What comfort, said the mourner, can truth and reason afford me?
Little Christie was the only mourner who followed old Treffy to the grave.