Why do we don the sackcloth and ashes of the eternal victims?
It was failing her, and in sackcloth and ashes she was mourning it.
Lament like a virgin Girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth!
They shall be clothed in sackcloth, but they shall count their robes of shame to be robes of honour.
Friars of the sack, forsooth, because they were clothed in sackcloth!
Should he continue to sit in ashes, swaddled in sackcloth—or should he meet the situation like a man?
Then Madame Staubach had again promised that the sackcloth and ashes should be there.
They bid those who repent put on sackcloth, and cover themselves with ashes.
It is of that very sin I am now repenting in sackcloth and ashes.
All creatures, yea even the sun and the moon, have as it were put on sackcloth.
cloth made of black goats' hair, coarse, rough, and thick, used for sacks, and also worn by mourners (Gen. 37:34; 42:25; 2 Sam. 3:31; Esther 4:1, 2; Ps. 30:11, etc.), and as a sign of repentance (Matt. 11:21). It was put upon animals by the people of Nineveh (Jonah 3:8).