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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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Essays Upon Authors and Books

William Alfred Jones - 1849 - 332 pages
...Milton. Almost equally fine are the following beautiful lines from a play of Beaumont and Fleteher : Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly l There's nought in this life sweete, If man were wise to see't • ' But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest...
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Guy's learner's poetic task book, a selection from the modern British poets

Joseph Guy - 1849 - 118 pages
...And point with taper spire to heaven. Where first our marriage-vows were given, MELANCHOLY. BEAUMONT. HENCE ! all you vain delights As short as are the nights, Wherein you spend your follv: There's nought in this life sweet, Were raeii but wise to see't, But only melancholy ! 0, sweetest...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...-Nice Valour.1] Hence, all you vain delights, As short as arc the nights Wherein you spend your folly t ace) From h $ I Welcome, folded arms, and filed eyes, A sigh that piercing mortifies, A look that's fasten'd to the...
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Notes and Queries

1850 - 544 pages
...remember the beautiful song in Fletcher's piny of The Nice Fa/our, act iii. scene 3., beginning — " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see "t, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest melancholy I" Milton wns indebted to it for the idea of his...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 1

1850 - 530 pages
...remember the beautiful song in Fletcher's plity of The Nice Valour, act iii. scene 3., beginning — " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly t There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1850 - 710 pages
...the poetry of the ' Faithful Shepherdess :' some arc here subjoined : — [From • Nice Valour.'] Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly 1 There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy 1 Welcome, folded...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851 - 594 pages
...character as those with which Jonson's dramas abound. Of these we subjoin the following : — MELANCHOLY. 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 fasten'd to the...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851 - 600 pages
...character as those with which Jon.son's dramas abound. Of these we subjoin the following : — MELANCHOLY. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...sweet, If man were wise to see't But only melancholy ! Weleome folded arms, and fixed eyes, A sigh that piercing mortifies, A look that's fasten'd to the...
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The Book of English Songs: From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Charles Mackay - 1851 - 332 pages
...addition of four more such stanzas, hut evidently written by a meaner p«n." IN PRAISE OF MELANCHOLY. HENCE all you vain delights As short as are the nights...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...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1851 - 592 pages
...poets ; but they wear their bays with a difference. FROM THE "NICE VALOB, OR THE PASSIONATE MADMAN" Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you speed your folly! There's naught in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy....
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