he had sometimes seen a shade of melancholy on her blessed face, that smote him with remorse and despair.
It was a disheartening circumstance, but a melancholy fact, that even these readers persisted in wondering.
A clattering of clogs upon the pavement; a rapid ringing of bells; and all the melancholy mad elephants, polished and oiled up for the day’s monotony, were at their heavy exercise again.
Body number four, under dreary pretences of being droll (when it was very melancholy indeed), made the shallowest pretences of concealing pitfalls of knowledge, into which it was the duty of these babies to be smuggled and inveigled.
She had that tenderness for his melancholy fate, that his great red countenance used to break out into cold perspirations when she looked at him.
But no temperature made the melancholy mad elephants more mad or more sane.
’Ah — h!’ said Mrs. Sparsit, with another melancholy shake of her head.
’Ah — h!’ sighed Mrs. Sparsit again, with another melancholy shake of her head.
’As you lie here alone, my dear, in the melancholy night, so you must lie somewhere one night, when even I, if I am living then, shall have left you.
It had a black canal in it, and a river that ran purple with ill-smelling dye, and vast piles of building full of windows where there was a rattling and a trembling all day long, and where the piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness.
’No, indeed, sir,’ returned Mrs. Sparsit, with a gentle melancholy upon her.
Since the Pegler affair, this gentlewoman had covered her pity for Mr. Bounderby with a veil of quiet melancholy and contrition.
The smoke-serpents were indifferent who was lost or found, who turned out bad or good; the melancholy mad elephants, like the Hard Fact men, abated nothing of their set routine, whatever happened.
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