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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Melancholy
 
I am as melancholy as a gib cat.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I. Scene 2.
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As melancholy as an unbraced drum.
        Mrs. Centlivre.—The Wonder, Act II. Scene 1.
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Now, my young guest! methinks you are allycholly; I pray you, why is it?
        Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV. Scene 2. (The Host to Julia in Boy’s clothes.)
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I can suck melancholy out of a song.
        Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 5. (Jacques to Amiens.)
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Pale melancholy sat retired.
        Collins.—The Passions, Line 57.
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Here rests his head upon the lap of earth,
  A youth to fortune and to fame unknown;
Fair science frown’d not on his humble birth,
  And Melancholy mark’d him for her own.
        Gray.—Elegy, Verse 30.
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