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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. "
Love's cure; or, The martial maid. Women pleas'd. The night-walker; or, The ... - Page 521
by Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1811
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...fade ; Yet never will I men persuade To leave affections, where may shine 80 NO. [In the Nice Valour.] HENCE all you vain delights, As short as are the nights...your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, O sweetest melancholy ! Welcome folded arms, and fixed...
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Poetry Explained for the Use of Young People

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - English poetry - 1802 - 115 pages
...Passionate Man." The reader will not be displeased to see it here, as it is well worth transcribing : — " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein yoti spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy,...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed an ..., Volume 3

George Ellis - English poetry - 1803 - 458 pages
...stone : But contented lives for aye : The more he laughs the more he may. SONG. [In "The Nice Valour."] HENCE all you vain delights, As short as are the nights...your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh sweetest melancholy ! Welcome folded arms, and fixed...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures ..., Volume 17

Great Britain - 1804
...dimensions,'' they have a merit beyond their own, in the opinion of every lover of English poetry. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to sce't, But only melancholy ; Oh ! sweetest melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms and fixed eyes, S A sigh,...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 17

1804
...larger dimensions," they have a merit beyond their own, in the opmion of every lover of English poetry. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the...spend your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, i If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy; Oh! sweetest melancholy! Welcome, folded arms and...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...she, or none, Tlwt I love, and love alone. BE A UMONT and FLETCHER. SONG In the Nice Valour. JJENCE all you vain delights, As short as are the nights...your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, 0 sweetest melancholy ! Welcome folded arms and fixed...
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English Minstrelsy: Being a Selection of Fugitive Poetry from the ..., Volume 1

Walter Scott - English poetry - 1810 - 264 pages
...Make not so fair to cause our moan, Or make a heart that's like our own. VIII. MELANCHOLY. FLETCHER . 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 fastened to the...
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J. Beaumont, G. and P. Fletcher, F. Beaumont, Browne, Davenant, Habington ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...And till there be more truth in meu, Never shoot at maids agen. THE THUD SONS. Mixed, all you vaine delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend...There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to scc't, . Bat oaly melancholly, 0 sweetest melancholly. Welcome folded armes and fixed eyes, A tight...
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Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to ...

James Peller Malcolm - Costume - 1811 - 576 pages
...Prynne wrote, I shall give one from the Passionate Madman from the Muses of Beaumont and Fletcher : " Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights,...your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh sweetest melancholy ! Welcome Welcome fold'd anus,...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1811
...even to modern ears, though accustomed to the studied correctness of these latter days : Hence all ye vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein...your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; O sweetest melancholy ! Welcome, folded arms and fixed...
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