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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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Museum of Foreign Literature and Science, Volume 7

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1825 - 622 pages
...contrasting the poetry we have just inserted, with a song, by Fletcher, on a similar subject. PAS. (Singi.) Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...sweet, If man were wise to see't But only melancholy! Welcome, folded arms, and fixed eyes, A sigh that piercing mortifies, A look that's fastened to the...
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The Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion, Volume 2, Issue 2

1842 - 416 pages
...equally fine are the following beautiful lines from a play of Beaumont and Fletcher. Hence, all yon vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this hie sweete, If man were wise to see'l, But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest melancholy! Welcome folded...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 692 pages
...of the ' Faithful Shepherdess :' some are here subjoined : — \_Mdanclwbi."] I Khun' Nice Valour.') ddrai to the Sun.'] [From ' Fnradiw Lost.'] 0 thou, that, with surpassing glory crown 1 There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ! Welcome, folded...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 73

1862 - 670 pages
...gathering all the fruits of peace anil crowned with all her fiowen. ODE TO MELANCHOLY. HENCE all yon 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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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 232 pages
...to give some idea of the lighter productions of the Muse in the period before us, in order to show that grace and elegance are not confined entirely...short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly Thwfe's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest melancholy,...
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Imagination and fancy; or Selections from the English poets, with critical ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 372 pages
...such a descent from their height, while listening to their diviner moods. MELANCHOLY. BY BEAUMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...spend your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; O sweetest Melancholy! Welcome, folded arms and fix^d...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 372 pages
...such a descent from their height, while listening to their diviner moods. MELANCHOLY. BY BEAUMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, * But only Melancholy ; O sweetest Melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms and...
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Imagination and Fancy, Or, Selections from the English Poets: Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 278 pages
...such a descent from their height, while listening to their diviner moods. MELANCHOLY. BY BEAUMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy ; 0 sweetest Melancholy...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 278 pages
...the loathsome pottage of the praise and profligacy of the court of James I. MELANCHOLY. BY BEAUMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; O sweetest Melancholy...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 278 pages
...the loathsome pottage of the praise and profligacy of the court of James I. MELANCHOLY. BY BEAUMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; 0 sweetest Melancholy...
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