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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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Beaumont and Fletcher: Or, The Finest Scenes, Lyrics, and Other Beauties of ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, Leigh Hunt - 1855 - 412 pages
...would I adore, And call upon thee to shoot mor^, Shoot more, shoot more ! SONG IN PBAISE OF MELANCHOLY. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...sweetest melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms, and fixed eyea, A sigh, that piercing, mortifies, A look. that's fasten' d to the ground, A tongue chain' d up,...
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Songs from the Dramatists

Robert Bell - 1855 - 284 pages
...sorrows; And 'till there be more truth in men, Never shoot at maid again ! * Ascribed to Fletcher. 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, Oh, sweetest...
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The Lover's Seat: Kathemérina; Or, Common Things in Relation to Beauty ...

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1856
...melancholy ? Are we to hear nothing but such strains as — * Pro Mar. t Les Conseils de la Sagesse. " 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 a...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 802 pages
...Sbaktpeare or Milton; and to these, therefore, we shall confine our extracts.* ADDRESS TO MELANCHOLY. Hence, all you vain delights; As short as are the...nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, I Sober, gran. I Executioner!. But only melancholy; Oh, sweetest melancholy, Welcome folded arms and...
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Englische Dichter: Eine Auswahl englischer Dichtungen mit deutscher Uebersetzung

1856 - 754 pages
...! The peace of heav'n — The fellowship of all good souls be with thee ! 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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Songs of England. The book of English songs, ed. by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1857 - 319 pages
...addition of four more such stanzas, but evidently written by a meaner pen. IN PRAISE OF MELANCHOLY. HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the...melancholy ; Oh, sweetest melancholy ! "Welcome, folded arras and fixed eyes, A sigh that, piercing, modifies, A look that's fasten'd to the ground, A tongue...
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Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1857 - 376 pages
...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...melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms, and fixed eyes, A sigh that piercing mortifies, A look that's fastened to the ground, A tongue chained up without a sound...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 786 pages
...i'bakspeare or Milton ; and to these, therefore, we shall confine our extracts.3 ADDRESS TO MELANCHOLY. But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest melancholy, Welcome...look that's fasten'd to the ground, A tongue chain'd np without a sound ; Fountain heads, and pathless groves, Places which pale passion loves: Moonlight...
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Characters and Criticisms, Volume 2

William Alfred Jones - 1857 - 280 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..."Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life's sweete, If man were wise to see't But only melancholy; Oh, sweetest melancholy! Welcome folded...
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Characters and Criticisms, Volume 2

William Alfred Jones - 1857 - 286 pages
...following beautiful lines from a play of Beaumont and Fletcher. Hence, all you vain delights, As short aa are the nights, Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life's sweete, If man were wise to see't But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest melancholy 1 Welcome folded...
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