The world has been degenerating into a maudlin state of sentiment for some years.
So was he above the maudlin sentiment of the "great lovers of noble histories."
"And are damned for a croaking, maudlin' craven," added Joseph.
"Ill-fated, indeed, an all accounts be true," returned Crispin in a maudlin voice.
He is probably an edifying spectacle by this time, a mush of maudlin ...