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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, O sweetest Melancholy... "
Lives of the novelists - Page 268
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1825
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Airy Nothings: Or, What You Will

Charles Crittenton Baldwin - 1917 - 142 pages
...feel myself as melancholy as a lover's lute or the drone of a Lincolnshire bagpipe. FLETCHER \jeads\ : Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's naught in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy 1 Welcome, folded...
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The Home Book of Verse: American and English, 1580-1918

American poetry - 1918 - 4009 pages
...more: Death, thou shall die! John Donne [1573-1631] IN THE SHADOW MELANCHOLY From " The Nice Valor " l i 0 There's naught in this life sweet If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy, O sweetest Melancholy!...
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Development: A Novel

Bryher - 1920 - 186 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 Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; O sweetest melancholy...
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An English Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Shewing the Main Stream of English ...

Sir Henry John Newbolt - English literature - 1922 - 1011 pages
...Doting at the altar dies ; Ilion, in a short hour, higher He can build, and once more fire. MELANCHOLY HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's naught in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy— O sweetest melancholy...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...2. L. 53. 2 And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy. Taming of the Shrew. Induction. Sc. 2. L. 135. 3 — Night Thoughts. Night VL 177. s A Deity believed, is joy begun; A Deity adored, is There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest melancholy!...
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - American poetry - 1922 - 1908 pages
...to assail ye Here no bugles sound reveille. 1810. Sir Walter Scott MELANCHOLY From The Nice Valour HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly •' The Bridge There 's naught in this life sweet, If men were wise to see 't, But only melancholy...
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An Anthology of the Poetry of the Age of Shakespeare

William Thomas Young - English poetry - 1923 - 307 pages
...spoken Which being restrained, a heart is broken. J. FLETCHER From The Nice Valour, folio 1647 Heoce 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....
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...Ever be thy honour spoke From that place the morn is broke To that place day doth unyoke ! MELANCHOLY what modern literatures have to tell us; it is the criticism of life contained in mo ! There's naught in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy — 0 sweetest...
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Songs from the British Drama

Edward Bliss Reed - Ballads, English - 1925 - 386 pages
...more truth in men, Never shoot at maid again. THE NICE VALOUR, OR THE PASSIONATE MAD MAN, ii. i. 1647. 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....
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The Speaker, Volume 4

Readers - 1925
...fast colors," collapse that idle Japanese. Is this scientifick fact? HT Melancholy BY JOHN FLETCHER. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly! There's naught in this life sweet, If men were wise to see 't, But only melancholy — O sweetest melancholy!...
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