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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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Leigh Hunt - 1859 - 550 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 ; Thare's naught in this life aweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy ; 0 sweetest...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 43

1854 - 696 pages
...but we give it as one of the most finished compositions of the kind in our language : — MELANCHOLY. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If'man were wise to все Ч, Hut only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest melancholy I Welcome, folded arms,...
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The Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion, Volume 2

1842 - 330 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 swecte, If man were wise to sce't, Hut only melancholy ; Oh, sweftest melancholy! Welcome folded nrms,...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 29

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1874 - 818 pages
...surprising it laid hold of Milton and prompted him to utter on a like subject his own beautiful thoughts. Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ; There's nonght in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only melancholy ; O sweetest melancholy...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 4; Volume 26

1883 - 994 pages
...understand, in the least, what those fine, crusty old Elizabethans meant when they wrole, 'There's naught in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy.' This noisy generation has losl Iheir secret As for me, I am conlenl wilh Ihe grays and drabs. I think...
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Bryher: Two Novels: Development And Two Selves

Bryher - 2000 - 336 pages
...Sampson's eyes grew as weary as her voice. But Nancy was murmuring to herself joyously, triumphantly: Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights...sweet. If man were wise to see't. But only melancholy; O sweetest melancholy! Yes, pain was better than contentment if it meant poetry. (In her heart she...
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