Feverlady von Nippon (feverladynippon) wrote in linguaphiles,
Feverlady von Nippon

To perform with melancholy

A quick and a bit stupid English question: if someone does something with melancholy, is it 'melancholy' or 'melancholily'. Because in this Simpsons episode where Homer finds a book 'Classics for Kids' and tells Lisa and Bart the story of Hamlet, there is a banner on the wall behind Hamlet's bed that says "Danes do it melancholy". And had I said that I would've said 'melancholily'.

ps. and do they?

edit - typo: in >> it

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