At that word the very fiercest Spaniard of them all would gravely shut the carriage-door, and, with a gesture that a king might envy, make signal to his men to lower the muskets leveled at me;—then, with melancholy but withal very graceful dignity—his beaver held to the wind that the plumes might flutter bravely, he would bow low, saying to me, ’Pass on, Senorita!’
Cyrano listens to the lutes, one of which plays a merry, the other a melancholy, tune): Why, they play sad—then gay—then sad!
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Since her dog died she’s been in a melancholy mood.
This weather makes me melancholy. I can’t wait for spring,