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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 Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion, Volumes 5-6

William Maxwell - 1852 - 500 pages
...respect and regard, ,Dear sir, . Your most obd't hum. serv't, CLEMENT READ. MELANCHOLY. BY FLETCHER. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, If a man were wise to see't, But only Melancholy; Oh sweetest Melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms, and fixed...
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The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion, Volumes 5-6

1852 - 508 pages
...with respect and regard, Dear sir, Your most obd't hum. aerv't, CLEMENT READ. MELANCHOLY. BY FLETCHER. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, If a man were wiae to see't, But only Melancholy; Oh sweetest Melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms, aud fixed...
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The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion, Volumes 5-6

1852 - 508 pages
...with respect and regard, Dear sir, Your most obd't hum. serv't, CLEMENT READ. MELANCHOLY. BY FLETCHER. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If a man were wise to see't, But only Melancholy; Oh sweetest Melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms, and fixed...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1852 - 558 pages
...poets ; but they wear their bays with a difference. FROM THE "NICE VALOUB, OB THE PASSIONATE MADMAN." Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you speed your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy,...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

1853 - 560 pages
...bird; — Beauty through my senses stole, I yielded myself to the perfect whole. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER. 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...
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A cyclopædia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 774 pages
...seem'd effac'd, The warmth of a meeting like this brings to light. Moore. MELANCHOLY. HENCE all your 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. Beaumont. Melancholy...
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Songs from the Dramatists

Robert Bell - 1854 - 282 pages
...there be more truth in men, Never shoot at maid again ! * Ascribed to Fletcher. MELANCHOLY. TTENCE, all you vain delights, -*-*- As short as are the nights...eyes, A. sight that piercing mortifies, A look that's fastened to the ground, A tongue chained up without a sound ! Fountain heads, and pathless groves,...
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The Miscellaneous Works, Volume 1

William Hazlitt - 1854 - 1224 pages
...Madman,' an » Address to Melancholy " which is llic perfection of this kind of writing. 11 Hence, nil you vain delights , As short as are the nights Wherein...There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to sce't, But only melancholy, Oil, sweetest melancholy, Welcome folded arms nml fixed eyi-s, A sight...
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Songs from the Dramatists

Robert Bell - 1854 - 290 pages
...MELANCHOLY. TTENCE, all you vain delights, -U- As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly J There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise...Oh, sweetest melancholy! Welcome, folded arms, and fixdd eyes, A sight that piercing mortifies, A look that's fastened to the ground, A tongue chained...
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Beaumont and Fletcher: Or, The Finest Scenes, Lyrics, and Other Beauties of ...

Francis Beaumont, Leigh Hunt - 1855 - 444 pages
...would I adore, And call upon thee to shoot more, Shoot more, shoot more ! SONG IN PEAISE OF MELANCHOLY. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...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...
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