Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Misere’re (4 syl.).

 Misers.“Misfortune will never Leave Me till I Leave It,” 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Misere’re (4 syl.).
Our fifty-first psalm is so called. One of the evening services of Lent is called misere’re, because this penitential psalm is sung, after which a sermon is delivered. The under side of a folding-seat in choir-stalls is called a misere’re; when turned up it forms a ledge-seat sufficient to rest the aged in a kneeling position.   1

 Misers.“Misfortune will never Leave Me till I Leave It,” 


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