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melancholy
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

14 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • He faints: the soul unwilling wings her way, (The beauteous body left a load of clay) Flits to the lone, uncomfortable coast; A naked, wandering, melancholy ghost!
    Book 16 (99% in)
  • "Not unattended (the proud Trojan cries) Nor unrevenged, lamented Asius lies: For thee, through hell's black portals stand display'd, This mate shall joy thy melancholy shade."
    Book 13 (51% in)
  • Thus while he thinks, Antilochus appears, And tells the melancholy tale with tears.
    Book 18 (6% in)
  • She said, and left the caverns of the main, All bathed in tears; the melancholy train Attend her way.
    Book 18 (14% in)
  • Greece honours not with solemn fasts the dead: Enough, when death demands the brave, to pay The tribute of a melancholy day.
    Book 19 (51% in)
  • The Fates suppress'd his labouring breath, And his eyes stiffen'd at the hand of death; To the dark realm the spirit wings its way, (The manly body left a load of clay,) And plaintive glides along the dreary coast, A naked, wandering, melancholy ghost!
    Book 22 (70% in)
  • If in the melancholy shades below, The flames of friends and lovers cease to glow, Yet mine shall sacred last; mine, undecay'd, Burn on through death, and animate my shade.
    Book 22 (74% in)
  • Far in the close recesses of the dome, Pensive she plied the melancholy loom; A growing work employ'd her secret hours, Confusedly gay with intermingled flowers.
    Book 22 (86% in)
  • Afford at least that melancholy joy.
    Book 23 (13% in)
  • The chariots first proceed, a shining train; Then clouds of foot that smoke along the plain; Next these the melancholy band appear; Amidst, lay dead Patroclus on the bier; O'er all the corse their scattered locks they throw; Achilles next, oppress'd with mighty woe, Supporting with his hands the hero's head, Bends o'er the extended body of the dead.
    Book 23 (18% in)
  • As bearing death in the fallacious bait, From the bent angle sinks the leaden weight; So pass'd the goddess through the closing wave, Where Thetis sorrow'd in her secret cave: There placed amidst her melancholy train (The blue-hair'd sisters of the sacred main) Pensive she sat, revolving fates to come, And wept her godlike son's approaching doom.
    Book 24 (13% in)
  • A melancholy choir attend around, With plaintive sighs, and music's solemn sound: Alternately they sing, alternate flow The obedient tears, melodious in their woe.
    Book 24 (89% in)
  • All Troy then moves to Priam's court again, A solemn, silent, melancholy train: Assembled there, from pious toil they rest, And sadly shared the last sepulchral feast.
    Book 24 (**% in)
  • 170 From this "melancholy madness" of Bellerophon, hypochondria received the name of "Morbus Bellerophonteus."
    Footnotes (53% in)

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