She passed into another ballad, this time a really doleful one.
If he does go, the change will be doleful.
The gale still rising, seemed to my ear to muffle a mournful under-sound; whether in the house or abroad I could not at first tell, but it recurred, doubtful yet doleful at every lull; at last I made out it must be some dog howling at a distance.
Yet how, on this dark and doleful evening, could you so suddenly rise on my lone hearth?
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It was another year of a doleful Detroit economy.
Her doleful story of ruin did not sound so sad to those who had never had anything.