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ruzuzu commented on the word alas and alack
The first two examples I saw have alas and alack a day:"But alas and alack a day! though they were thick and rich and wide, they failed to reach the floor by a good foot's breadth -- a fact unnoticed by the star."—Stage Confidences"But alas and alack a day!"—Tom Cringles Log
January 4, 2011
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