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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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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1847
...of pomp and state Buried in dust, once dead by fate. -FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1535 — 1616). MELANCHOLY. 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 ! Welcome folded...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...

Walter Scott - 1848
...the poetry we have just inserted, with a song, by Fletcher, on a similar subject. J'AS. (Siai/s.) " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, I f man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ! Welcome, folded...
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Essays Upon Authors and Books

William Alfred Jones - American literature - 1849 - 236 pages
...Milton. Almost equally fine are the following beautiful lines from a play of Beaumont and Fleteher : Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly l There's nought in this life sweete, If man were wise to see't • ' But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest...
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Guy's learner's poetic task book, a selection from the modern British poets

Joseph Guy - 1849
...And point with taper spire to heaven. Where first our marriage-vows were given, MELANCHOLY. BEAUMONT. HENCE ! all you vain delights As short as are the nights, Wherein you spend your follv: There's nought in this life sweet, Were raeii but wise to see't, But only melancholy ! 0, sweetest...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1850
...remember the beautiful song in Fletcher's plity of The Nice Valour, act iii. scene 3., beginning — " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly t There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1850
...the poetry of the ' Faithful Shepherdess :' some arc here subjoined : — [From • Nice Valour.'] Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly 1 There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy 1 Welcome, folded...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 1

Questions and answers - 1850
...remember the beautiful song in Fletcher's piny of The Nice Fa/our, act iii. scene 3., beginning — " 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...
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The Book of English Songs: From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Charles Mackay - Ballads, English - 1851 - 312 pages
...addition of four more such stanzas, hut evidently written by a meaner pn." IN PRAISE OF MELANCHOLY. 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...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...character as those with which Jonson's dramas abound. Of these we subjoin the following : — MELANCHOLY. 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 ! Welcome folded arms,...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...character as those with which Jon.son's dramas abound. Of these we subjoin the following : — MELANCHOLY. 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 ! Weleome folded arms,...
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