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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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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...Shakspeare or Milton; and to these, therefore, we shall confine our extracts.' ADDRESS TO 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, 1 Sober, grave. * Bxecntkmen. But only...
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Flowers and Fruit Gathered by Loving Hands from Old English Gardens

Emily Taylor - English poetry - 1864 - 182 pages
...seasons go and come, While thine forgot lie buried in a tomb. WM. DRUMMOND. MELANCHOLY. JENCE, 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...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 63

1864
...Antony and Cleopatra. It is unnecessary to allude to Beaumont's lines to Melancholy— " Hence all ye vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly. There's naught in this life sweet, Had. we but wit to see it, But lovely melancholy, Oh, sweetest melancholy,"...
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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek ..., Volume 2

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1864
...thence we bear the prophecy which begins and ends in thee! PB SHELLEY 1187 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, 472 Passages for...
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Gathered Riches from the Older Poets, A.D. 1340-1699

English poetry - 1865 - 223 pages
...the quaintest sadness To see the conqueror upon her hearse To weep a funeral elegy of tears. FORD. 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, O sweetest melancholy...
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Gathered riches from the older poets, A.D. 1340-1699 [ed. by W.K.].

Gathered riches, W K - 1865 - 123 pages
...quaintest sadness • To see the conqueror upon her hearse To weep a funeral elegy of tears. FORD. 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, O sweetest melancholy...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...and to these, therefore, we shall cunline our extracts.* ADDRESS TO MELANfHOL V. Hence, all you vnin 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, I Botttr. tnif. t E««nillonm. t Br*d...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - American poetry - 1866 - 376 pages
...find place for their thick-coming fancies. For instance, take BEAUMONT'S fine Ode to 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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Beauties from the British Dramatists

British Dramatists - Quotations, English - 1868 - 128 pages
...they want good sense ; But honesty needs no disguise or ornament. Ota-ay. THE PLEASURES 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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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...and aloof, 35 Safe from the wolf's black jaw, and the dull ass's hoof, Ben Jonson. XLIII 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, 5 But only melancholy, Oh, sweetest...
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