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" HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; Oh ! sweetest melancholy. "
Lectures chiefly on the dramatic literature of the age of Elizabeth - Page 222
by William Hazlitt - 1821 - 218 pages
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1834 - 484 pages
...the poetry we have just inserted, with a song, by Fletcher, on a similar subject. J?JLS, (Sings.) " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly I There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ! Welcome, folded...
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Supplement to the Musical Library

1834 - 358 pages
...cannot resist tlie wish to insert them. They are from Fletcher's Nice Valour, or the Passionate Madman. Hence ! all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly f There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ;— Oh, sweetest...
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Private Life; Or, Varieties of Character and Opinion, Volume 2

Mary Jane Mackenzie - 1835 - 408 pages
...that " all is vanity and vexation of spirit : " — he was quite in a mood to say, — " Hence all ye vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ; There 's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see it, But only melancholy ! Nothing so...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

1839 - 876 pages
...liquid numbers, tender images, and apt expressions of this little composition plead our apology. " Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights...your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest melancholy. " Welcome, folded arms and fixed...
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Lectures on English Poetry from the Reign of Edward the Third to the Time of ...

Henry Neele - 1839 - 264 pages
...short as are the nights, In which you spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't But only Melancholy. Oh ! sweetest...Melancholy ! Welcome folded arms and fixed eyes, A sigh that piercing, mortifies ; A look that fasten'd to the ground, A tongue chain'd up, without a...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

1839 - 896 pages
...liquid numbers, tender images, and apt expressions of this little composition plead our apology. " Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly j There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest melancholy....
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The works of Beaumont and Fletcher, with an intr. by G. Darley, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1840 - 746 pages
...you vain delights, As short as ore the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in thin life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy...melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms, and fixed eyes, A sigh that piercing mortifies, A look that's fasten'd to the ground, A tongue chain'd up, without a...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

1840 - 372 pages
...rain. Into this prince gently, oh, gently slide, And kiss himinto slumbers like a bride ! MELANCHOLY. HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's naught in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest melancholy...
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the music of nature

william gardiner - 1841 - 500 pages
...unbounded rules the main. The following, we believe, is from the pen of Ben Jonson : — Hence all ye vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein...There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy. Oh! sweetest Melancholy. Welcome folded arms and fixed eyes, A sigh that...
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The Music of Nature

William Gadiner - 1841 - 510 pages
...nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy. Oh ! sweetest Melancholy. Welcome folded arms and fixed eyes, A sigh that piercing mortifies; A look that's fasten'd to the ground, ^ A tongue chain'd up without a...
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