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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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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 280 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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The American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846 - 722 pages
...it is supposed, of Milton's " 11 Репseroso," and one of the finest proofs of Fletcher's genius : Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights...There's nought in this life sweet> If man were wise to aee't, But only melancholy ; ' Oh, sweetest melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms, and fixed eyes, A sigh...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 402 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 nought iu this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy ; O sweetest Melancholy ! Welcome,...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846 - 696 pages
...original, it is supposed, of Milton's " II Penseroso," and one of the finest proofs of Fletcher's genius : Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest melancholy...
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Introduction to American Literature: Or, The Origin and Development of the ...

Eliphalet L. Rice - 1846 - 432 pages
...your way, And thither will we go now, now, now, And thither will we go now. MELANCHOLY. BY BEADMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your lolly ; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; O sweetest...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1847 - 800 pages
...of pomp and state Buried in dust, once dead by fate. -FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1535 — 1616). MELANCHOLY. HENCE all you vain delights, As short as are the nights...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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: First period, from the earliest times to 1400

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...subjoined : — [Jfelancholy.] [Prom * Nice Valour.'] Hence, all you vain delights, As short as arc X ! Welcome, folded anus, and fixed eyes, A eigh that piercing mortifies, A look that's fastcn'd to the...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...

Walter Scott - 1848
...the poetry we have just inserted, with a song, by Fletcher, on a similar subject. J'AS. (Siai/s.) " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, I f man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms, and fixed eyes, A sigh that...
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The Music of Nature: Or, An Attempt to Prove that what is Passionate and ...

William Gardiner - 1849 - 546 pages
...main. The following, we believe, is from the pen of Ben Jonson : — Hence all ye vain delights, AH 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. Welcome folded arms and fixed eyes, A sigh that...
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Essays Upon Authors and Books

William Alfred Jones - 1849 - 236 pages
...Milton. Almost equally fine are the following beautiful lines from a play of Beaumont and Fletcher : Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweete, If man were wise to see't But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest melancholy ! Welcome folded arms,...
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