Meaning: characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
meaning of the word
Meaning: someone subject to melancholia
The narrative tone is missing after the first page, a rather moody and melancholic pondering usurping its place.
Thus with Mr. Tebrick, for as he had been beastly, merry and a very dare-devil the night before, so on his awakening was he ashamed, melancholic and a true penitent before his Creator.