Its cheerless hillocks were all but naked of vegetation, for a never very flourishing growth of heather had recently been burnt right down to the unkindly- looking earth, leaving a dwarf black forest of charred sticks very grim to the eye and heart; while the dull surface of a small lifeless-looking lake added the final touch to the Dead-Sea mournfulness
of the prospect.
of the place and time, and the great terror of this illusion, though it was but momentary, caused me to feel an indescribable awe as I came out between the open wooden gates where I had once wrung my hair after Estella had wrung my heart.
Madame had sighed, first closing her beautiful black eyes, next opening them, and then, laden, as they were, with an indescribable mournfulness
of expression, she had raised them towards the king, whose face at that moment visibly heightened in color.
Thoughts of my kind old mother, and of my sister, who had rejoiced with her so innocently over my prospects in Cumberland--thoughts whose long banishment from my heart it was now my shame and my reproach to realise for the first time--came back to me with the loving mournfulness
of old, neglected friends.
Having completed the construction of this appendage, he surveyed his work with great complacency, and put his hat on again--very much over one eye, to increase the mournfulness
of the effect.
of his spirits, and the gorgeousness of his appearance, might have made him ridiculous, but that his delicacy made him respectable.
Something of wildness and restlessness there was in the dark eye, but there was the same patient look, the same expression of gentle mournfulness
which he well remembered, and no trace of a single tear.
Then she looked up, and their eyes met again, remained fastened together, like an unbreakable bond, like a clasp of eternal complicity; and the decorous silence, the pervading quietude of the house which enveloped this meeting of their glances became for a moment inexpressibly vile, for he was afraid she would say too much and make magnanimity impossible, while behind the profound mournfulness
of her face there was a regret--a regret of things done--the regret of delay--the thought that if she had only turned back a week sooner--a day sooner--only an hour sooner.
A sad and desolate place it was, a gloomy, sorrowful place that gave me a strange sensation of mournfulness
and even dread.
I wish you could have stayed," said Dorothea, with a touch of mournfulness
, as she rose and put out her hand.
A wave of mournfulness
swept over me and I saw: we cannot have it back, any of it.
We have a picture of him lying on my parents' couch, wrapped up in a blanket, wearing both a Santa hat and a look of utter mournfulness