Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste.
The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere.
All my joys to this are folly Naught so sweet as melancholy.
Melancholy and despair, though often, do not always concur; there is much difference: melancholy fears without a cause, this upon great occasion; melancholy is caused by fear and grief, but this torment procures them and all extremity of bitterness.
Thus falling, falling from afar, As if some melancholy star Had mingled with her light her sighs, And dropped them from the skies.
Even after making up one's mind to the sacrifices I had decided upon, there is always left a trace of envy for those who have triumphed in the melancholy struggle for literary supremacy.
And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair; And they heard the words it said, "Pan is dead! great Pan is dead! Pan, Pan is dead!"
Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.
Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end ... Art must not serve might.
That was the worst of Dr Reilly. You never knew whether he was joking or not. He always said things in the same slow melancholy way but half the time there was a twinkle underneath it.
Vague a l'ame melancholy yearning for the end of the world.
I love to see the old heath's withered brake Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling, While the old heron from the lonely lake Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing
With eyes up-raised, as one inspired, Pale Melancholy sate retired, And from her wild sequestered seat, In notes by distance made more sweet, Poured thro' the mellow horn her pensive soul.
Thou little bird, thou dweller by the sea, Why takest thou its melancholy voice, And with that boding cry Why o'er the waves dost fly? O, rather, bird, with me Through the fair land rejoice!
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.