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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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1852 - 558 pages
...poets ; but they wear their bays with a difference. FROM THE "NICE VALOB, OR THE PASSIONATE MADMAN" Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you speed your folly! There's naught in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy....
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The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion, Volumes 5-6

Virginia - 1852
...with respect and regard, Dear sir, Your most obd't hum. aerv't, CLEMENT READ. MELANCHOLY. BY FLETCHER. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, If a man were wiae to see't, But only Melancholy; Oh sweetest Melancholy...
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The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion, Volumes 5-6

William Maxwell - Virginia - 1852
...respect and regard, ,Dear sir, . Your most obd't hum. serv't, CLEMENT READ. MELANCHOLY. BY FLETCHER. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, If a man were wise to see't, But only Melancholy; Oh sweetest Melancholy...
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The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion, Volumes 5-6

Virginia - 1852
...with respect and regard, Dear sir, Your most obd't hum. serv't, CLEMENT READ. MELANCHOLY. BY FLETCHER. Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If a man were wise to see't, But only Melancholy; Oh sweetest...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1852 - 558 pages
...poets ; but they wear their bays with a difference. FROM THE "NICE VALOUB, OB THE PASSIONATE MADMAN." Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you speed your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy,...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 472 pages
...bird; — Beauty through my senses stole, I yielded myself to the perfect whole. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER. 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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A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
...seem'd effac'd, The warmth of a meeting like this brings to light. Moore. MELANCHOLY. HENCE all your 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. Beaumont. Melancholy...
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Songs from the Dramatists

Robert Bell - Ballads, English - 1854 - 268 pages
...there be more truth in men, Never shoot at maid again ! * Ascribed to Fletcher. MELANCHOLY. TTENCE, 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 Miscellaneous Works, Volume 1

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1854
...Madman,' an » Address to Melancholy " which is llic perfection of this kind of writing. 11 Hence, nil 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 sce't, But only melancholy, Oil, sweetest melancholy,...
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Songs from the Dramatists

Robert Bell - Ballads, English - 1855 - 268 pages
...sorrows; And 'till there be more truth in men, Never shoot at maid again ! * Ascribed to Fletcher. HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly I There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see,'t, But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest...
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