|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I am as melancholy as a gib cat.|
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part I. Act I. Scene 2.
|As melancholy as an unbraced drum.|
Mrs. Centlivre.The Wonder, Act II. Scene 1.
|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 Boys clothes.)
|I can suck melancholy out of a song.|
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act II. Scene 5. (Jacques to Amiens.)
|Pale melancholy sat retired.|
Collins.The Passions, Line 57.
|Here rests his head upon the lap of earth,|
A youth to fortune and to fame unknown;
Fair science frownd not on his humble birth,
And Melancholy markd him for her own.
Gray.Elegy, Verse 30.