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01-Dec-2015 10:36

As Johan Huizinga, the great historian of everyday life in the Middle Ages, points out, representations of emotion are also prone to exaggeration (or, we might add, understatement), so that direct statements about people falling on the ground sobbing may or may not mean that people actually did so.Add to this the fact that in all places, and all times, any given emotional reaction or expression can be interpreted in vastly different ways, even by people who share the same culture and values, and we have a historian's nightmare.The sowing and reaping in these passages suggest sustenance, as in Psalm 42, which claims that "my tears have been my food day and night." The psalmist here is not just constructing a complex spiritual metaphor but suggesting a general attitude toward emotional tears, one that assumes them to be nourishing, sustaining.

But while it is fair to say that the "good cry" and the debased cry have always been with us and always will be, what constitutes a good cry changes over time.Tears of Pleasure, Tears of Grace, and the Weeping Hero An anonymous British pamphlet from 1755, Man: A Paper for Ennobling the Species, proposed a number of ideas for human improvement, and among them was the idea that something called "moral weeping" would help: We may properly distinguish weeping into two general kinds, genuine and counterfeit; or into physical crying and moral weeping.