Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.
The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral.
I did not attend his funeral; but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it. [About a politician who had recently died]
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