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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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The Monthly Review

Books - 1832
...rules the main." ' The following, we believe, is from the pen of Ben Johnson : — ' " Hence all ye vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ; There's naught in this life so sweet, If man were wise to seet't, But only melancholy. Oh ! sweet...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Walter Scott - France - 1834
...upon the feeling itself ; and although the comparison be made at the expense of a favourite author, we cannot help contrasting the poetry we have just...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 ! Welcome, folded...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1834
...upon the feeling itself ; and although the comparison be made at the expense of a favourite author, we cannot help contrasting the poetry we have just...inserted, with a song, by Fletcher, on a similar subject. J?JLS, (Sings.) " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly...
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Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - English literature - 1834
...upon the feeling itself ; and although the comparison be made at the expense of a favourite author, we cannot help contrasting the poetry we have just...inserted, with a song, by Fletcher, on a similar subject. Pis. (Singa.) " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly...
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Supplement to the Musical Library

Music - 1834 - 116 pages
...cannot resist tlie wish to insert them. They are from Fletcher's Nice Valour, or the Passionate Madman. Hence ! all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly f There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ;— Oh, sweetest...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

England - 1839
...liquid numbers, tender images, and apt expressions of this little composition plead our apology. " Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest melancholy....
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

English poetry - 1840
...rain. Into this prince gently, oh, gently slide, And kiss himinto slumbers like a bride ! 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 man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest...
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the music of nature

william gardiner - 1841
...unbounded rules the main. The following, we believe, is from the pen of Ben Jonson : — Hence all ye 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 Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 7

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1825
...resounding gale; And catch the fleeting moonhght's power, . O'er foaming seas and distant sail. • It cannot, we think, be denied, that we have here...with a song, by Fletcher, on a similar subject. PAS. (Singi.) Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's...
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Boston Miscellany, Volume 2

1842
...equally fine are the following beautiful lines from a play of Beaumont and Fletcher. Hence, all yon vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this hie sweete, If man were wise to see'l, But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest...
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