"Comfortable. Just like an old slipper," he replied, with just a hint of melancholy in his voice.
Yet farewell of so famous a house should not be made with so melancholy a story.
His nature was timid, lethargic and melancholy, and his court was not marked by the scandals which had been seen under Henry IV.
The death by small-pox of his favourite child was followed by that of his wife, who, long a prey to melancholy, was on the 3rd of July carried off by typhus.
Just as Boris' leave of absence was expiring, Anatole Kuragin made his appearance in Moscow, and of course in the Karagins' drawing room, and Julie, suddenly abandoning her melancholy, became cheerful and very attentive to Kuragin.
His over-emotional nature passed rapidly from one phase of feelirg to another; but the more melancholy moods predominated.
As the poet of love he gives utterance to the pensive melancholy rather than to the pleasures associated with it.
Wise and generally melancholy reflections on human nature and political society are not infrequent in his writings, and they arise naturally and incidentally out of the subject he is discussing.
The sorrows of his country and his own physical sufferings have communicated a melancholy tone to the writings of Krasinski, which read like a dirge, or as if the poet stood always by an open grave - and the grave is that of Poland.
But what he failed to give, Ewald supplied, and if more of De Wette's than of Ewald's work still stands to-day, that is but an illustration of the melancholy fact that in history negative criticism is surer than positive construction.
A deep melancholy took possession of him, and gave a dark tinge to all his views of human nature and of human destiny.
Coleridge seemed to him to be ineffectual as a philosopher, and personally to be a melancholy instance of genius running to waste.
Their mythology so far as we know it, has a melancholy and mystic tone, and their religion partakes of the same character.
Also, there are some genuine flashes of pop genius here, albeit somewhat melancholy ones.
Cease to look so melancholy, my dear master; you shall not be left desolate, so long as I live.
He devised the Kensington System, under which she spent, to use her own words, her "rather melancholy childhood."
I can't help wondering whether I am alone in feeling melancholy at the ruin of Blunkett.
It was a melancholy, asymmetric ballad, and reminded me of British jazz from the 1960s.
The longest track at 10:10, "Suddenly," has a slightly melancholy country feel.
There was a melancholy mood by the river.
The affianced couple, no longer alluding to trees that shed gloom and melancholy upon them, planned the arrangements of a splendid house in Petersburg, paid calls, and prepared everything for a brilliant wedding.
Anna Pavlovna remarked with a melancholy smile that Kutuzov had done nothing but cause the Emperor annoyance.
Many ideas and expressions of the Sicilian have been reproduced by the Roman poet; and the same tone of impassioned solemnity and melancholy seems to have pervaded both works.
On the day of John Wesley's death the preachers in London sent a brief note to those stationed in the country: "Dear Brother, The melancholy period we have so long dreaded is now arrived.
Another element in his character discovered itself when in 180r he mounted the throne over the body of his murdered father: a mystic melancholy liable at any moment to issue in extravagant action.
My face grew grave, and Agatha became melancholy.
Oddly, the sound seemed more melancholy than menacing.
The melancholy of the song is a hint of the Joni circa Urge For Going period.
He is very melancholy with Mademoiselle Karagina, said Pierre.
This melancholy, which did not prevent her amusing herself, did not hinder the young people who came to her house from passing the time pleasantly.
"You are always charming and melancholy, my dear Julie," she said to the daughter.