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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 Living Age, Volume 73

1862
...gathering all the fruits of peace anil crowned with all her fiowen. ODE TO MELANCHOLY. HENCE all yon 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 melancholy...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...the loathsome pottage of the praise and profligacy of the court of James I. MELANCHOLY. BY BEAUMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; O sweetest Melancholy...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...the loathsome pottage of the praise and profligacy of the court of James I. MELANCHOLY. BY BEAUMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; 0 sweetest Melancholy...
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Imagination and fancy; or Selections from the English poets, with critical ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845
...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; There's nought in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; O sweetest Melancholy!...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...the loathsome pottage of the praise and profligacy of the court of James I. MELANCHOLY. BY BEAUMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; O sweetest Melancholy!...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 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 ; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy ; 0 sweetest...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 229 pages
...Passionate Madman,' an " Address to Melancholy," which is the perfection of this kind of writing. " 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 American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846
...it is supposed, of Milton's " 11 Репseroso," and one of the finest proofs of Fletcher's genius : 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 aee't, But only melancholy ; ' Oh, sweetest...
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Introduction to American Literature: Or, The Origin and Development of the ...

Eliphalet L. Rice - American literature - 1846 - 420 pages
...your way, And thither will we go now, now, now, And thither will we go now. MELANCHOLY. BY BEADMONT. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your lolly ; There's naught in this life sweet, Were men but wise to see 't, But only Melancholy; O sweetest...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...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...with a song, by Fletcher, on a similar subject. PAS. (Slnffa.) Hence, nil you vain delights, Ля short as are the niphls Wherein you spend your folly 1...
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