sadness


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More especially is this the case with those whose lines breathe sadness, where the refrain comes like a sigh at the end of a regret:
In the half darkness the man talked and the boy listened, filled with sadness.
You are mistaken, mademoiselle; no, it is not sadness I experience.
At other times, incited by such sadness, images of Skipper and Mister Haggin would throng his mind; images, too, of Terrence, and Biddy, and Michael, and the rest of the long-vanished life at Meringe Plantation.
A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.
And if, in the remaining compositions which I shall introduce to you, there be more or less of a similar tone always apparent, let me remind you that (how or why we know not) this certain taint of sadness is inseparably connected with all the higher manifestations of true Beauty.
A feeling of sadness and longing That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.
The subdued sadness of his manner is reflected in the subdued sadness of his face.
On my lovely ranch in the Valley of the Moon, brain-soaked with many months of alcohol, I am oppressed by the cosmic sadness that has always been the heritage of man.
Wander with me through one mood of the myriad moods of sadness into which one is plunged by John Barleycorn.
A universal truth is that everything has its opposite to balance; we need sadness to feel and appreciate happiness.