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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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Class-book of Science and Literature

Class-book - Literature - 1869 - 324 pages
...Beaumont and Fletcher. (FRAHOIS BEAUXOKT, 1586 — 1615 : JOHN FLETCHER, 1578—1825.) 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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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Volumes 19-20

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Anthologies - 1869
...of pomp and state Buried in dust, once dead by fate. — FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1585—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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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 pages
...the gods ; a thousand chances, Were we from hence, would sever us. FROM "NICE VALOUR." 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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A Household Book of English Poetry. Selected and Arranged, with Notes

Richard Chenevix Trench - English poetry - 1870 - 438 pages
...and aloof, 35 Safe from the wolfs black jaw, and the dull ass's hoof. Ben Jonson. XLIV 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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The Gentleman's Magazine, Part 2

English periodicals - 1871
...imitated in his " Pensieroso," for the poem opens in the same manner, and almost in the same words : — " Hence, all you vain delights ! As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly r There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, Bat only Melancholy ! Welcome folded...
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Virgil in English Rhythm: With Illustrations from the British Poets, from ...

Virgil - Agriculture - 1871 - 330 pages
...records some broken vow, And willow-garlands hang on every bough." Garth, Dispensary, vi. 242-50. 632. " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you spend your folly l There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy : Oh, sweetest...
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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 pages
...from a play called Tlie Nice Valor, in which Beaumont had no share. MELANCHOLY. [From The Nice Valor.] 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, Welcome, folded arms, and fixed eyes,...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...lost in woes, Whose cup of grief runs o'er. H╦NKY NEELE. HENCE, ALL YE VAIN DELIGHTS. HENCE, all ye ! There's naught in this life sweet, If, man were wise to see 4, But only melancholy, O, sweetest melancholy...
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New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations: Adapted to Christian Teaching ...

Poetry - 1872 - 696 pages
...often rumination wraps me In a most hum'rous sadness. Shaketpeare. 2269. MELANCHOLY, Misanthropic. oster ! There's naught in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 4, But only melancholy, O, sweetest melancholy...
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The School board readers. Standard i(iii-vi), ed. by a former H.M ..., Volume 6

School board readers - 1872
...Ever honoured, ever young! Thus great Pan is ever sung. FKANCIS BEAUMONT: 1586—1615. 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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