They might rightly have borne off
his body, had they known; but they were in as much distress for these others as for him.
"Jesus' acceptance and graciousness in inviting outcasts to share table with Him is echoed in His parables and sayings - the Prodigal is feasted on his return, the Lost Sheep is borne off
in the arms of the Shepherd and all manner of people are forgiven.
Edmund was borne off
, and Lear entered, clad in long-johns, as he had been earlier on the heath, dragging the body of Cordelia, also on canvas.
Maj Titchener was the first to be borne off
the plane and carried across the tarmac, followed by WO Wall, Fusilier Beeston and finally Cpl Pritchard.
Three Royal Military Police officers killed in an ambush were also borne off
the Hercules aircraft in a sombre ceremony.