It is suggested (Frazer) that Adonis is not a god of vegetation generally, but specially a corn-spirit, and that the lamentation is not for the decay of vegetation in winter, but for the cruel treatment of the corn by the reaper and miller (cf.
During the civil wars she wrote a Lamentation (1410) and a Livre 1 See C. B.
I.) and in his lamentation on Tyre (chap. xxvii.), is also exhibited in the visions contained in chaps.
The women, who had been silent till then, suddenly began to wail as they looked at the fires--the smoke and even the flames of which could be seen in the failing twilight--and as if in reply the same kind of lamentation was heard from other parts of the street.