But only from life could Ellen’s face have acquired its look of pride that had no haughtiness, its graciousness, its melancholy and its utter lack of humor.
It was one of her favorite songs and, for a moment, she followed the fine melancholy of those verses beginning: "She is far from the land where her young hero sleeps And lovers are round her sighing."
Nightly the dark tree-lined streets resounded with dancing feet, and from parlors tinkled pianos where soprano voices blended with those of soldier guests in the pleasing melancholy of "The Bugles Sang Truce" and "Your Letter Came, but Came Too Late"—plaintive ballads that brought exciting tears to soft eyes which had never known the tears of real grief.
She had taken an important and melancholy pleasure in talking to the condolence callers.
The shrill, melancholy minor of Prissy was raised, "Jes’ a few mo’ days, ter tote de wee-ry load …." The song grated on Scarlett, its sad implications frightening her, and slipping on a wrapper she pattered out into the hall and to the back stairs and shouted: "Shut up that singing, Prissy!"
Scarlett felt her heart beat faster as the sweet melancholy of the waltz came to her: "The years creep slowly by, Lorena!
Little Mrs. Hamilton was such a pretty pink-cheeked person, alternating between melancholy sighs when she thought of her sad plight, and laughter as gay and sweet as the tinkling of tiny silver bells when he made small jokes to cheer her.
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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,