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Weeping Cross

To go by Weeping Cross. To repent, to grieve. In ancient times weeping crosses were crosses where penitents offered their devotions. In Stafford there is a weeping cross.

“Few men have wedded ... their paramours ... but have come home by Weeping Cross.” — Florio: Montatgne.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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